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Name: Erik
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eriktampabay
Mar 5, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Hello,

I am a newbie. I am a pollinator of hybrid palms. I spend half the year on San Juan Island Washington and the other half in Parrish Florida. Thought I would share some photos.Thumb of 2013-03-05/eriktampabay/56c62d


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plantladylin
Mar 5, 2013 3:01 PM CST
Hi eriktampabay! Welcome to ATP. Wow, great palms ... lovely photo's!
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drdawg
Mar 5, 2013 3:06 PM CST
Welcome, Erik. Great pics. San Juan Island is drop-dead gorgeous. I may see a source for some coconut shells! Ken in Mississippi
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 5, 2013 4:07 PM CST

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Welcome, Eric and we're glad to have you join us. Those are beautiful photos of your palms. Now we need you to enter them with their names in our data base when you get a chance!

I love palms and frequently pushed the zone until I realized I would lose them once they were tall enough for the north winter wind to catch them. Now I can enjoy yours instead!
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 5, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP.

I especially like this arrangement. Thumbs up Beautiful!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 5, 2013 5:32 PM CST
I agree with all the above!
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bluegrassmom
Mar 5, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Welcome, love your pics
Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 6, 2013 5:40 PM CST
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.

Dr. Dawg I do have a source for Coconuts. Here is a photo of one of my friends fields below. I am currently growing palms as well on San Juan Island WA. but not coconuts we are still working on that hybrid.

Bubbles if you could direct me on how to enter them in your data base I would be happy to. I have 1000s of photos of palms.

Chelle the photo that you like is what we like to call container art. There are over 1500 1 gallon containers of Mule palms.Thumb of 2013-03-06/eriktampabay/b73dfe
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 6, 2013 5:56 PM CST
eriktampabay said:

Chelle the photo that you like is what we like to call container art.


That's exactly what I thought when I saw it! Container art. I don't grow enough of any one thing to get the same effect, but I surely admire yours. Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 6, 2013 7:00 PM CST
eriktampabay said:

Chelle the photo that you like is what we like to call container art. There are over 1500 1 gallon containers of Mule palms.Thumb of 2013-03-06/eriktampabay/b73dfe

I just now realized that those are all pots. VERY cool!

Name: Erik
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eriktampabay
Mar 6, 2013 8:42 PM CST
It was a lot of fun until the little critters got involved and ate a lot of them.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 6, 2013 10:03 PM CST

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Here's how to begin to add plants to the database:

At the top of this page, you'll see Plant Database (right next to Home). Click on it. On the next screen, under Browse and Search, type in Palms or the type of palm, such as mule palm, and click the green Search button. There aren't many palms there, so look down at the bottom and it reads "Add a new plant to the database." The next screen will walk you through adding the plant. If you know the botanical name of the palm you can enter it and its information. You will receive a message that the entry has been accepted. Then you can add the photo. if the plant has already been entered by someone else, you may add your photo to it.

I'm sure someone else can explain this better, but it really is easy. We'd love to have photos of your palms, seeds, fronds and anything else you'd care to share. Once you enter one, you'll see how easy it is.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 7, 2013 6:16 AM CST
Bubbles - you explained it perfectly I think; and I agree, it would be great to get more pictures. Also, Erik, by entering items into the database you earn 'acorns' - ATP's currency - which can be used for all kinds of fun things like badges, games etc. I have sent you 5 acorns so you can buy a badge to add to your profile. Thumbs up
Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 7, 2013 9:09 AM CST
Thanks Bubbles. I will start adding plants to the database.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 7, 2013 9:12 AM CST

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That's great! We'll look forward to intense plant envy!
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extranjera
Mar 7, 2013 6:02 PM CST
Really nice Bismarckia, I love them but they get way too big for me.
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eclayne
Mar 8, 2013 7:46 AM CST

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Erik, in reading up on your Mule Palm, X Butyagrus nabonnandii the sources I found claimed z8b hardy, some crosses more so, and drought tolerant. Does this sound right? Maybe a palm for you Sandi. Fantastic photos!
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purpleinopp
Mar 8, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Hi & welcome. Great pics!
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Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 8, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Thanks everyone.

Evan, The Mule palm is hardy to zone 8b and drought tolerant. I have 50 of them up to 15 gallons size on San Juan Island WA Zone 8a and they are handling the temps fine but the constant rain for the 3 months in the winter is not good. The constant wet feet are not good for these palms. In 2010 we had a bad winter and most of them where burned and I had to bring them indoors. I would say they are bullet proof in a zone 8b.Thumb of 2013-03-08/eriktampabay/cb11aa
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Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 8, 2013 10:50 AM CST
This year we are doing a couple other hybrids one is the syagrus schizophylla (Arikury) x syagrus romanzoffiana (queen) This palm is only cold hardy to about 26F but there are other benefits of having hybrid palms. Such as it does not set seed and you do not have the mess to clean up. As well as being male pollen free for the allergy free gardening. Here is a photo of the hybrid it has been dubbed the Coconut queen or the Super parrot palm.Thumb of 2013-03-08/eriktampabay/4418e2

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