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Old 05-14-2008, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Last week i went to west of France with a group of fans of palms for 3 days here are some pics of that place...
























a tortle swimming in the palms

















Niklau palm


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Old 05-14-2008, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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beautiful, thanks for sharing the pics Bikoro!!!!!!!
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Gorgeous gardens - photos are not too shabby either!! Just lovely!

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Just beautiful Bokoro child! Thanks for the pictures!
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I enjoyed to see this pics, thanks for sharing!!
that gunnera's are huge and do i see on one pic a heliconia?
btw, its not Niklau palm but Nikau palm
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Beautiful, thanks for sharing the pictures of the gardens.
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I hope these photos you liked ... I did not have enough autonomy on my camera and I use my phone is why some of the photos are not very good ... I hope that here you will want to visit to France...thanx dablo it 's a rhopalostylis sapida ..On what pic did you see an heliconia?
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on pic. # 18
france is a beautiful country, last week I visited Paris.
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It's a strelitzia nicolai...
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NOT FAIR!!!! I'm in Seattle with no sun and 40F(4.4C), wet ground, rain. . . . . . boo! hoo! hoo! Oh! and I gotta work, too.

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what are the plants in the second pic, the ones in the foreground? all ur pics are lovely!
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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they are gunneras manicata a kind of giant rhubarb from Chile ,the leaves can reach 3 metres in diameter...they are as hardy as musa Basjoo...
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that leaves are huge, I think the height is at least 2 meters from the leaves in the first pic?
in gardencentra you can buy Gunnera Manicata but they are always then Gunnera Tinctoria, the smallel form.
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the leaves are very pretty. i might have to get some ruhbard( or how ever its spelled). i like to use it in cakes and pies. yummy yummy! thanks for the pics and the id on the plant. and here i thought the only thing to see in france was claude monets' house..... guess i was wrong.
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Awesome, those beach and rock shot's are great, and the New zealand palm is my favorite plant one.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
 
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some rocks are looking like human body parts...

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Just Stunning Bikoro!
I'm a big palm fan myself, truly exotic.
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