I have 2 acres (0.8 hectares) and have been collecting palms for about 12 years.  I now have about 117 different species in the ground and at least 30 more in pots.  With duplication I probably have over 120 palms in the grounds.  I began by dividing my land and planting geography.   Lately I have begun to mix palms from different geographical areas so that seeds will have a better chance of being pure.  I have yet to come up with a way to map out my plantings. 

One thing I have learned is that even though I get very little rain here, rain forest palms do quite well.  Of course they seem to grow smaller than they would in a rain forest, but I don't think I've had any die because of lack of water.  I use a combination of drip and spray irrigation.  I have a 3/4 inch water line running along each of the long edges of my property.  I have many faucets w/battery operated timers connected to 1/2 inch poly pipe running to the palms and trees that I have planted.  I water twice a week for 1 hour from each station.  I have water running for over 12  hours an evening/night twice a week.  Some time in the future I'll look up what my water usage is and post it here.

Feel free to drop me a line or two at   waianaecrider@hotmail.com   if you have comments. 

The next page will bring you to an alpha listing of all my planted palms.   In January of 2008 I purchased 38 palms from Floribunda Palms and .  Most were either gallon or 4" sized.  In July of 2008 I bought an additional 16 gallon sized palms The  list on the next page will be up dated as I get more in the ground.

Here are links to other palm related topics, my topics that is:

Seed Germination Experimenting

Palms On Kong Hill

Palms On the Back Terrace

A Visit To the Valley of Palms

The Side Yard and Pond

Be Still Tree Area

Front Yard

Tahina Spectabilis

Carport Terrace

Fiddlewood Tree Area

Kou Tree Road

Shade House #2

Borassus Flabellifer