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24 minutes ago, JohnT said:

No problem! You have an amazing variety of palm trees in your yard! Thanks for the feedback on the Washy. Now, which variety of Washy to get? lol. Stick with Robusta or where can I find a true hybrid between the California and Mexican Washy? 

Thanks man I've been trying to create a diverse garden over the years with whatever will tolerate the climate I'm working with haha. All in all I believe the general consensus for best washy for where we are is filibusta. Unfortunately I can't really give you an answer on where to source them tho. Unless you can get seeds from a know filibusta I believe it's going to be a roll of the dice. Pretty much everything I've seen at local nurseries has been florida grown robustas

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No pictures but I was in the yard day before yesterday trimming and cleaning up the side of the house that has most of my Chamedorea palms . I noticed how tall the Tepejelote are getting and how much better the Microspadix looks since moving it into the shady side of the house. We have had the offshore winds (very dry) here and still waiting on our rainy season . The winds are very strong so I keep the smaller palms trimmed tight . I then moved to the front of the house and enlarged the mulch circles around my Venezualan Royal palm and Chambroynia Marocarpa because both are getting large. I added more mulch to both and looked up , the C. Macrocarpa is just about to open a new frond and the Roystonia is at least 15 feet high with a beautiful smooth trunk. I have had both of these palms for over 20 years , they were just little pups when I planted them. I sometimes spend the entire day just admiring my"jungle" and tidying up. Harry 

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Hi,

 

when our BBQ was over I took a short stroll through the garden and I couldn't resist to take the scenery in...

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Lovely 25C/77F at 9:00pm, no wind - it could have lastet forever. (no photoshop)

 

Lars

 

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Chrysalidocarpus baronii exposing some clean trunk. 

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Tim Brisbane

Patterson Lakes, bayside Melbourne, Australia

Rarely Frost

2005 Minimum: 2.6C,  Maximum: 44C

2005 Average: 17.2C, warmest on record.

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Sommeria leucophylla. probably ten years old, slow grower, buy a real beauty. 

Tim

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Tim

Hilo, Hawaii

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1 hour ago, realarch said:

Sommeria leucophylla. probably ten years old, slow grower, buy a real beauty. 

Tim

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Really spectacular.   A genus I don't know.

33.0782 North -117.305 West  at 72 feet elevation

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Hey Tracy, where is spell check when you need it? Really a palm for the warm tropics like Singapore where they are spectacular. I will say they do pretty well here in Hawaii. Not a common palm in this neck of the woods, haven’t kept up with availability. 

Tim

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Hilo, Hawaii

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Sadly, the gophers ate my B Alfredi completely.  This is WAR!  Has anyone devised a foolproof way to rid a garden of these unwanted pests? Help!!

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Whoa Knell, quite the prolific infructescence. They do look like little lychee fruit and you can see the similarities of their relationship to Pelagodoxa..

Tim

Tim

Hilo, Hawaii

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Here’s a recently trimmed up Arenga hookeriana. Typically entirely covered in foliage, it gets a haircut every now and then to keep it in check.

Tim

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Hilo, Hawaii

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On 11/30/2023 at 2:46 PM, realarch said:

Sommeria leucophylla. probably ten years old, slow grower, buy a real beauty. 

Tim

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Awesome palm but also, what is the variegated plant in the lower right corner?

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19 minutes ago, John2468 said:

Saw this Teddy on the left and not sure what the other one is, it has a spiky trunk.

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Aiphanes horrida?

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On 12/1/2023 at 1:51 PM, richnorm said:

Couple of newest leaves on my C. decipiens showing good colour.  The purple one has split into four.

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Oh yeah, that’s nice!

Tim

Hilo, Hawaii

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Approaching 1 year since this palm was defoliated from several days of very cold temperatures and an ultimate low of 19F. Another boot fell off today revealing the rest of trunk ring #2. This is what caught my eye today.
 

Wishing for a warm & wet winter this year! 

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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

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Saw this at Lyon arboretum few days ago.  not sure what it is tagged at. Looks what was or is "orange crush" Finally gonna seed after watching]

this for a bunch of years

aloha

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A nice group of Syagrus romanzoffiana growing on the north coast of Mallorca, about 10km from home.  Trees are full of seed but not ripe yet, so will be back overe there next month to see how they are ripening.

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Nice photos Brad. That particular Alocasia is attractive and a prolific reproducer.  Over the next few years  they’ll be popping up frequently around your yard. Not a bad thing. 

Tim

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Hilo, Hawaii

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