Today in the Dougherty Garden – August 24, 2017

Another trip through the Dougherty Garden. Some of the pictures are from the collection over the years and most are from my current garden. Enjoy. Open to any questions, just use the comment box below.

04 Buccaneer Palm Seedling

Buccaneer palm seedling (#4) that ended up being planted in the ground at the Dougherty Garden for my grandson RJ.

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This is what the Buccaneer palm tree looks like lately in the Dougherty Garden.

16 Black Bamboo Palm Seeds

Black seeds from the Bamboo palm tree that loves sitting in a terra cotta pot.

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This is a spent bloom of the Bird of Paradise plant in the Dougherty Garden. I took it all apart but found no seeds in this flower.

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Beautiful Bird of Paradise flower in all it s glory.

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While visiting a medical center in North Palm Beach, I came across this Bismarckia palm tree that was in the midst of pumping out seed bracts. Look at the canopy of the Bismarckia palm tree and see the numerous bracts of seeds that are getting ready to fall. As I got close to the palm tree, I always look at the base of a palm tree to see if there are any seeds. I was caught by surprise and saw a bunch of seeds and several that had already sprouted a seedling. I tried to pry one or two of the seedlings out of the ground but was not able to budge any of the seedlings. I opted for grabbing a few of the seeds that you will see in the following picture, to the right, are large back seeds.

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The majority of the seeds above are from the Solitaire palm tree and the small pot to the right with a few large seeds are from the Bismarckia palm tree.

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A Brazilian Needle palm tree that was the victim of a tree limb that fell on its crown that was being cut down. I cut away all of the damaged leaves and let it alone to see if the palm survived and it looks to be healthy again. this area is my shade area for plants.

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Climbing Orchids – a night picture

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Here is the tree that was cut down abourt a month or so, ago. I’m in the process of reclaiming the area for more plants that are not as big. The stump has to go.

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My shade area of the garden with a Cabbage palm tree on the right that has quite a few different plants growing in the base of the palm tree leaves. The fern that you see is very aggressive and throws off lateral shoots and in a short period of time can take over an area. The good part is that you can pull these plants out and most of the lateral roots.

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Looking at the base of the Hawaiian Ti plant.

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Flowers on the Ornamental Croton.

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Close up picture of the Ornamental Croton with little flowers on this stem.

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Ornamental Croton with the tell tale signs of this Croton and the strange leaves.

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Rainbow in the sky in Wellington, Florida.

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Just after an afternoon shower in Wellington, Florida.

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Sleeping Hibiscus plant that was infested with small bugs at the tips of the new growth that I washed away with a hose.

Striped Leaf Plant

Striped Leaf plant that is a common house plant and that I call the plant that will not die. I planted this in the ground twice in a shaded area trying to get it to adapt. I put it back in a pot and it seems to be doing fine at the moment.

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A Jamaican Tall Coconut palm tree in the Dougherty Garden. It produced one Coconut last year but seems to be on track to increase Coconut production this summer.

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A closer look at the tree canopy for those new Coconuts.

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And now even a bit closer to thse Coconuts.

Enjoy growing green every day,

Marty Dougherty #babypalms #greendougherty #yorkville #doughertygarden #oldies(doowop)music #nostalgic #jobsoutwest #irishaoritaliano #lifeintheusmarines #corporateamerica #afewfunnies

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