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39 minutes ago, 813PalmsnCycads said:

My Chambeyronia Macrocarpa put out its first new leaf (for me). I’ve been waiting a little over a month for it to open up.

Nice!  That actually seems like a short time right now to me.  My Chambeyronia hookeri had a spear that appeared to be ready to pop open back in November.  The cool wet winter here really slowed it down and only a few of the leaflets have cracked open, meanwhile the spear behind it kept on pushing.  My best guess is that I will get close to back to back leaf openings on it as temps begin warming up.  Other New Caledonia palms in my garden didn't seem to be as impacted as this particular palm has been by this unusually cool winter/spring here. The normally very intense color has faded from red to green on the base leaflets that have opened very slowly but I can see red in the leaflets that are barely cracked open. 

I guess this stands out because I'm always checking on it to see if it has progressed.  It reminds me of watching a flush on a Cycad that is pushing slow!

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Had a frond fall off today (no help from me which is a milestone! 🤣) and couldn’t help but notice the cool colored brown crownshaft on the Disctyosperma. Planted out a two yrs ago with zero rings of trunk so although they don’t look the best during our Winter, still a pretty good grower. I was told and believe this is Dictyosperma Album Var. Rubrum. 
 

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Nothing special today ..Just a random, fly by Triangle ...randomly planted  ..in front of an Apartment complex. Only one i have seen anywhere in Chandler, In nearly 8 years here. No big deal, right? 🤔 🤷‍♂️

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This one always amazes me...growing at 26.5 S and doing very well...Tahina

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Gold Coast, Queensland Latitude 28S. Mild, Humid Subtropical climate. Rainfall - not consistent enough!

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8 hours ago, Daryl said:

Este siempre me sorprende... creciendo a 26.5 S y muy bien... Tahina

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Cuantos años tiene esa bestia ?

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On 4/14/2023 at 12:40 PM, Tracy said:

I guess this stands out because I'm always checking on it to see if it has progressed.  It reminds me of watching a flush on a Cycad that is pushing slow!

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Patience is rewarded.... based on normal leaf progression in my garden, I expected this leaf to open in 2022 and here we are in April.  As previously mentioned, it speaks to this last winter.

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On 4/25/2023 at 6:00 AM, Daryl said:

This one always amazes me...growing at 26.5 S and doing very well...Tahina

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Mr. Tahina, mate, please don't eat meeeee. . . .

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I’ve been out of town all week and was looking forward to meandering the garden this morning.  
loxococcus rupicola struggling but looks to be turning a corner. Beautiful coloring on the new leaf anyway. 
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Areca vestiaria throwing a new one.

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and potted C metallica trying to flower

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Leaf base fell off this Dypsis / Chrysalidocarpus Robusta, revealing first ring of trunk. The one and only Rocky for scale. 
 

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Saw a Washingtonia robusta in S.W London outskirts, that's looks pretty good considering we had the coldest night since the 1980s this winter.

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                 This caught my eye the other day                               image.thumb.jpeg.90a6402435f96509614579ae69f3f35f.jpeg

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Port Macquarie NSW Australia

Warm temperate to subtropical

Record low of -2C at airport 2006

Pushing the limit of palm survivabilities

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Hi,

after an unusually long winter with week long chilly days (never experienced before over here), the garden is jumping back to life.

I haven't lost any palms during the winter but it seemed that the garden literally stood still - nothing significantly happened -

except the first blooming of one my L. chinensis and a definitely the cooler temps enjoying J. chilensis. (still potted).

Today I was checking the garden...

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..admiring how well the seed grown P. rupicola has gained size, crouching in the little jungle to check the base of it...

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Wow, if this is not...

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...its first attempt to produce seeds.

Since I am growing only the P. rupicola species in my garden (I have got two more), there might be a chance of getting pure seeds...

Moving on to the backside of the house - 

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...finding my three C. metallica being active (productive) as well.

Let's hope for the best!

 

Lars

 

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Old leaning Cocos nucifera with a red tag, meaning they will be removing it. Sad.1CFDCC15-AD51-439B-9AEE-A1B93D9B36EF.thumb.jpeg.788dcee21a0f96e3c89a850656be00bf.jpeg

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The perfect, younger Brahea armata trio.. First noticed in '20, a bit smaller in size. Coming along nicely since.

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My Texas hookeri leaf unfurled today! 2069844818_PXL_20230506_1405034292.thumb.jpg.5eb581643197913c1ff2465d15d947ef.jpg

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Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

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Wifey Heidi being One with the Dypsis In Maui 

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St Augustine Florida

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Teddy, Is that You?

Dypsis leptocheilos in Maui

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St Augustine Florida

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Hard to beat Cocos in a North Pacific sunset, Maui

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St Augustine Florida

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This Livistona mariae x decora seedling is showing lots of the mariae heritage at this stage.  Hopefully it takes off now that it's in the ground.

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Not a big deal but it is good to see C. macrospermum starting to make it’s way into regular house garden planting:

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Hi,

photos taken today...

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L.chinensis in front of our harbour with...

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...the "HMS Queen Elizabeth 2"  in the background... (Visiting Miyako island for the very first time). 

 

regards

Lars

 

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Well tended and old Cocos nucifera:D89965C1-C151-4EDD-8D7A-E9A8D12268D0.thumb.jpeg.42a603e44a76cda8d3982858de8c626a.jpeg

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Progress on my Queen. Recovering well. Whole new frond is opening up in that mass of green.

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Palms - 4 S. romanzoffiana, 1 W. bifurcata, 4 W. robusta, 1 R. rivularis, 1 B. odorata, 1 B. nobilis, 4 S. palmetto, 1 A. merillii, 2 P. canariensis, 1 BxJ, 1 BxJxBxS, 1 BxS, 3 P. roebelenii, 1 H. lagenicaulis, 1 H. verschaffeltii, 9 T. fortunei, 1 C. humilis, 2 C. macrocarpa, 1 L. chinensis, 1 R. excelsa, 1 S. bermudana, 1 L. nitida

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It's hard to miss when its jumping out at you.  Slowly unfurling inflorescence on a Chrysalidocarpus prestonianus.  Eventually I'll have the flowers and bees that love the thousands of flowers.

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A few Washingtonia robusta growing in a zone 10a part of London. The coldest temperature this winter there was 29f and this winter was much colder than the usual winters we get. This part of central London can stay above freezing all winter most winters.

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