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Dennis Willoughby PRA " The palm Maestro " !


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After spending 2 nights at Matty B's i had a hearty Breakfast of palm hearts :mrlooney: and strong Coffee and was driven by Matty to Point Loma the the larger than life palm collection of Dennis Willoughby .Dennis is only a few blocks from the beach and has a very mild even climate .

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We met Len LJG , Akamu , Paul out the front !

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Dennis has a good sized Chambeyromnia lepidota :drool:

Dennis front yard has some good stuff Dypsis carlsmithii large sabal , livistona

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Old Beach ,Hobart
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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All Dennis palms are surrounded by concrete boulders and each palm has one bubbler !

Dennis irrigation system running !

Needle palm is a good sized specimen

Hedyscepe and Chatham island Rhopalostylis in the backyard

Buretiokentia kogiensis

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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Buretiokentia kogiensis


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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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A prominent feature in the garden is the use of boulders on a mass scale . Dennis told me he used to bring home a truck load from work ( he is a professional landscaper ) most nights !

This Dypsis is really special and rare it was sold as Dypsis honkona and has huge extremely long white petioles

Old Beach ,Hobart
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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Rhopalostylis Baueri var Cheesmanii Purple crownshaft :drool:

Ceroxylon quinduense

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Old Beach ,Hobart
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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stay tuned for part 2

Old Beach ,Hobart
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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Prestoea montana

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Rhopalostylis Chatham Island - appears to be the same vintage as Darold Petty's and Pogobob's old one

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Palm skyline

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Big Dypsis decaryi

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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Dypsis bejofo

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Ceroxylon alpinum

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Ahhhh Acanthophoenix rubra !!! :drool: :drool: :drool: has to be seen to be believed !

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Note the elephant foot flared base of the trunk !

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There are officially :bemused: no more rocks left in San Diego County - they are all in Dennis garden !

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Dypsis honkona

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Dennis with his Ravenea glauca

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Cyphophoenix nucele ( transplant from Oregon ) :mrlooney:

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Burretiokentia

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Hapala

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Of course Dennis just had to have a giant Hedyscepe that i could stand under ! Phooey !! :indifferent:

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Paul aka " ponkelepta aka " the dewd abides " aka Paulgila stands next to the Dypsis carlsmithii for scale ! :drool:

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Overcome with palm fever i nearly backed into this hapidophyllum hystrix (Needle palm )

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Nannorrhops richiana

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Prestoniana

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Jubaeopsis caffra

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Everyone's favorite Dypsis

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I will leave you with this Livistona with the California tan !

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What a fabulous experience it was visiting Dennis in his amazing garden . He is a great bloke and loved giving us the full tour and explanation of every palm !

Thank you Dennis !

PSSC members don't miss this one this garden is Killer ! :drool::greenthumb::drool::greenthumb: :greenthumb:

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Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
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Great tour and photos Troy! Keep em' comin.

"it's not dead it's sleeping"

Santee ca, zone10a/9b

18 miles from the ocean

avg. winter 68/40.avg summer 88/64.records 113/25

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Is that a dypsis orange crush getting going in the mix of photos? Point Loma is just so incredibly mild, does it actually ever drop below 45F there? No real Summer heat (although definitely baking hot compared to Hobart), and no real Winter cold. It is a perfect spot for all those ceroxylons.

Is that really a dypsis honkona, that thing looks amazing!

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Too many great palms to mention, Love to see a full pic of the Dypsis tagged Honkona, its a beauty, very few of those in collections, thanks for the thread Troy. Pete :)

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Pete

Here is a video of the Dypsis honkona taken by Colin Wilson in 2010

Old Beach ,Hobart
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate

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So amazing garden. Thanks for the pictures.
Ceroxylon is very well. I have not seen in the pictures Oraniopsis , have you got?

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Zone 9b-10a Latitude N 39.43485 Longitude O 0.55369

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Troy, you are a perfect guide!

Thank you for this tour, the time and effort spent in uploading.

And what a garden! Dennis has a great collection.

May I ask, please, what is the palm on the last photo of post n°17?

Sebastian, garden on La Palma island, 370 m (1200 feet) above sea level / USDA Zone 11/12 ; Heat zone IV / V

Record High: 42°C (107F) / Record Low: 9°C (48°F). Rain: 600 mm (24 inches) per year with dry/wet seasons. Warm Season: July-November / Cool Season: December-June
Warmest month (August/September) average minimum temperature : 21°C (70°F) / Warmest month (August/September) average maximum temperature : 28°C (82°F)
Coldest month (February/March) average minimum temperature : 14,5°C (58°F) / Coldest month (February/March) average maximum temperature : 21°C (70°F)

Temperature of the sea : minimum of 20°C (68°F) in march, maximum of 25°C (77°F) in September/October.


 

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I will leave you with this Livistona with the California tan !

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What a fabulous experience it was visiting Dennis in his amazing garden . He is a great bloke and loved giving us the full tour and explanation of every palm !

Thank you Dennis !

PSSC members don't miss this one this garden is Killer ! :drool::greenthumb::drool::greenthumb: :greenthumb:

Phew! Happily, this Livistona has a smoother, even tan, compared to that Californian boy seen in the left corner! :lol:

Sebastian, garden on La Palma island, 370 m (1200 feet) above sea level / USDA Zone 11/12 ; Heat zone IV / V

Record High: 42°C (107F) / Record Low: 9°C (48°F). Rain: 600 mm (24 inches) per year with dry/wet seasons. Warm Season: July-November / Cool Season: December-June
Warmest month (August/September) average minimum temperature : 21°C (70°F) / Warmest month (August/September) average maximum temperature : 28°C (82°F)
Coldest month (February/March) average minimum temperature : 14,5°C (58°F) / Coldest month (February/March) average maximum temperature : 21°C (70°F)

Temperature of the sea : minimum of 20°C (68°F) in march, maximum of 25°C (77°F) in September/October.


 

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As i said before this PSSC garden tour SHOULD NOT BE MISSED ! :yay::greenthumb::greenthumb:

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As I (rather stridently, I suppose) must point out, the PSSC's next meeting is going to be at Willoughby's.

To paraphrase Steve McGarrett: "Be there. Aloha."

http://palmssc.org/the-psscs-next-meeting/

Come and join us. We don't care if you're a member or not. Make it a happy crowd at the beach. Inflate my massive auctioneer's ego . . .

Let's keep our forum fun and friendly.

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