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Inside a Sago Palm

 
 
Laura E. Swan
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    In all my days I've never seen a palm like this, Mare. How delightful! Your gallery is looking so beautiful these days. I have catching up to do!!

Will get there soon I hope. :D Great job!

-Pom Tree


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4/28/2012 3:06:25 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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How cool is that!! Never saw one of these, either.


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4/28/2012 3:43:33 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Hello, Ladies! Thanks for stopping in!
These palm "trees" look more like shrubs, whose fronds grow up and out like a fountain. My neighbors have several, and they're all less than four feet high.


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4/28/2012 3:54:41 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful capture!


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4/28/2012 7:22:05 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Wow what wonderful detail and contrast in tonality. I have never envisioned a close up of this type of palm. Very well seen and captured.


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4/28/2012 8:24:14 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Awesome clarity, color and capture Mary!!!


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4/28/2012 11:18:53 AM

 
Ann Coates
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A striking capture Mary.


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4/28/2012 3:38:36 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks very much, Tiia, Heather, Peaches, and Ann. I appreciate your supportive words!


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4/28/2012 6:25:58 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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So gorgeous, Mary!


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4/29/2012 12:06:15 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks, Barbara!


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4/29/2012 12:25:06 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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WOW! This is stunning, Mary. So beautiful in composition, light and colors and so sharp. A winner in my book.


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4/29/2012 6:16:52 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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beautiful!!!


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4/29/2012 10:44:58 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Thanks for commenting on this, Kiki and Stef.


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4/29/2012 7:31:42 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Mary, we have these plms too, are they from the family of the cycad? I guess they're tropical plants, hence why a lot of people haven't seen them before.


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4/30/2012 2:17:56 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Debbie, I learned something very interesting a few minutes ago, from the following link:
http://www.texasriviera.com/greenthumbs/specialset.html
The big surprise was learning a sago palm isn't a palm at all!!
Thanks for your friendly comments, and thanks for stirring up my curiosity enough to do some Internet searches. How did we live before the computer? ;-)
Here's another link you might enjoy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cycas_revoluta1328A.JPG


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4/30/2012 3:39:51 AM

 
Debbie Bray
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Aaah, I thought it was from the cycad family! They're as old as the dinosaurs, they were actually around in their day! Very hardy plant, and as the website said, very slow growers!


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5/1/2012 1:52:07 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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(Fascinating updates on this ancient plant! Wow)


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5/1/2012 12:28:01 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Debbie and Pom, thanks for your always-friendly comments. :)


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5/1/2012 10:47:39 PM

 
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