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Thought I would share my present garden here in The hills of North county Bonsall- Vista California


pogobob

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Awesome work Bob. 

Len

Vista, CA (Zone 10a)

Shadowridge Area

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are."

-- Alfred Austin

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Nothing less than a masterpiece! Love the shots with the sunset.  I still need to get out to Braden's new spot in Bonsall.  Loved his Willowbrook spot that was only a couple miles from me. 

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Truly a one of a kind design and collection.

Thank you so much for letting all of us share in the beauty, even from multiple time zones and thousands of miles away.

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Cindy Adair

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Bout time you show up here!!!

welcome back buddy!! 

epic garden pictures !!

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Carlsbad, California Zone 10 B on the hill (402 ft. elevation)

Sunset zone 24

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I remember stumbling across photos of your garden a while back on Len's "married to plants" site. Huge inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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6 hours ago, pogobob said:

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I'm assuming this is Rhopalostylis baueri? (var. cheesmanii)? Please confirm. Loving the nearby belmoreana as well.....

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The xerophila makes me speachless. I can’t fathom how that is 10yrs growth? The fact that it split is the biggest bonus ever. 
 

Your Houailou in the San Clemente house was the reason I had to have one. 
 

The new garden is obviously amazing at every turn. How do we sign up for a tour and when is the Palm Society meeting going to be onsite? Inquiring minds want to know!! 😂😉👍
 

-dale 

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Looks fantastic!  Great mixture of succulents, cycads, plumeria, palms, etc....

San Fernando Valley, California

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5 hours ago, pogobob said:

There’s a house back there somewhere 

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These images not only show very well grown plants, but their composition is quite worthy of praise in their own right, even if you know nothing about plants. I have to ask: Did you do any photo editing?

Hi 95˚, Lo 64˚

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Casas Adobes - NW of Tucson since July 2014

formerly in the San Carlos region of San Diego

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9 hours ago, Tom in Tucson said:

These images not only show very well grown plants, but their composition is quite worthy of praise in their own right, even if you know nothing about plants. I have to ask: Did you do any photo editing?

Hi 95˚, Lo 64˚

Most phones and cameras when used to shoot jpegs are using algorithms to essentially process the photos.  They don't shoot flat like a raw file which allows for the most post shoot editing. 

On the composition, it is pretty obvious to see Bob has taken advantage of his prior garden experience to go a step beyond in this new one. Maybe he needs to start a new one just to show what he has learned with this one.  He definitely is schooling those of us in this area on how to layout and grow a spectacular garden.

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33.0782 North -117.305 West  at 72 feet elevation

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I can possibly grow a lot of these but from what i have heard the hot humid nights kill rhopies😭.  It's only 2 months or so that's too hot here but I guess they melt fast.  Maybe I will try anyway in an ideal spot and see. Or a pot in the house in summer.  This type of garden is an inspiration to aspire to that's for sure!

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Now THAT'S the kind of garden I'd like to visit when I'm in California!

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Once again pogobob has created a masterpiece. FYI  I have known pogobob since 2009 and I have stayed at his former garden in San Clemente and also at this one in 2013.

I have about 6 different species of palms that I grew up from seed collecting in the san Clemente garden including my Hedyscepe canturburyana and Chatham island rhopalostylis.

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

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5 hours ago, Tassie_Troy1971 said:

 

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Steroids and Sourcery…..the only logical explanation for this type of growth. 
 

-dale

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Heeeeee's Back.

The second garden is always better than the first. And your first one was a work of art. This one is a perfect example of what to do with a SoCal garden. You sure picked the sweet zone.

It seems like you moved only yesterday.

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Kona, on The Big Island
Hawaii - Land of Volcanoes

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