I Can't Believe I Have A Plant Crush On A Palm

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I can't believe I have a plant crush on a Palm.  I hate Palms.  Except not this one, the King Palm, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana. 
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The trunk is smooth;  there are no stumps of old fronds to deal with because the entire frond falls cleanly from the trunk, by itself.  No guys with whining fuming chainsaws required. 
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They form elegant, slim, graceful shapes.
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A grove of them is even better.
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The canopy is deep green, glossy.  None of the yellow tattered rat's nest mess of the California weed palm.  King palm fronds whisper in the wind, rather than clatter.
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I can't believe I have a plant crush on a Palm. 

 

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  1. Beautiful, neat, well behaved palms.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Beautiful, neat, well behaved works for me!

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  2. Gorgeous palms! It's only been in the last couple of years that I've started liking palms which I previously despised. Maybe you're becoming a convert too.

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    1. Hmmm...could it really come to that? ;^)

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  3. I think I remember seeing King Palms in Australia - does that sound likely? The smooth trunks are like elephant legs. So are you going to get one, or three?

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    1. Yes King palms hail from Australia, and are an invasive weed in some places (southern Brazil), but not apparently here--too dry? Don't know if I will ever plant one--maybe for the living room?

      You've been to Australia, major serious envy here!!!

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  4. What a beautiful palms they don't grow overhere only in glashouses. A great way you found to show how huge these palms are.
    Have a wonderful weekend Hoover.

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    1. Down the road are some even larger ones, though when they get really tall they are not as pretty. Have a wonderful weekend too, Marijke!

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  5. You and the mayor of LA agree on palms, at least. The grove effect and their neatness are good things!

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    1. Hard to believe I agree with that guy about anything, but that's another story for someone else's blog.

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  6. With me it is more like multiple crushes.

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  7. It's good that you are in the crush stage with a tree. New love is always an exhilirating time.

    As for me, I'm in the post-breakup-I-hate-everything-about-you phase with palm trees. When they aren't dropping thousands and thousands of never-fail-to-germinate seeds into my lawn, gutters, sidewalk cracks, and flower beds they are dropping sharp-as-nails fronds from 40 feet overhead onto my roof in the middle of a windy night. I'm pretty sure that my neighbor's one palm tree has taken three years off my life due to frustration, stress, and fright. And I wouldn't be at all surprised if one day it does me in for good by separating my head from my neck with one of those fronds while I'm out pulling seedlings.

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