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August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« on: August 12, 2012, 10:23:27 PM »
Please let me warn you ahead of time! This video is a little choppy and fast paced. I had to add the music to cover up my breathing as I walk. 
I used my iPhone to shoot the video, Nero to edit.   I tagged what I could at this pace; some things are left out, sorry!
Everything you see in my yard has been in the ground less than four years, most of which came out of three gallon pots or less!  We moved in the house in August of 2008 and started planting almost immediately.  As you can see I have left as much grass as I could and tried to maintain a landscape appearance incorporating heliconia, plumeria, turmeric, ginger, and other flowering plants.  The property is a little over a third of an acre and I have planted out the following.

Edibles

Abiu
AllSpice
Bakupari (Garcinia Laterifolia)
Bananas (Dwarf Cavendish,Pisang Klotek)
Bayleaf
Crunchy Lemon Jakfruit
Barbados Cherry
Brewster Lychee
Buddha's Hand Citron
Ceriman
Cinnamon
Dang Suria Jakfruit(seeding)
Dwarf Vietnamese Mulberry
Fina Sodea Clementine
Geffner Atemoya
Green Sapote TREC
Grumichama Cherry
Indian Jujube
Jaboticaba (smallleaf)
June Plum
Kaimana Lychee
Kampong Mauve Sugar Apple
Kari Carambola
Kohala Longan
Kwai Muk
Lemon Zest Mango
Lemondrop Mangosteen (Garcinia Intermedia)
M.Vexator
Macadamia Nut
Madruno (Garcinia Madruno)
Maha Chanok Mango
Mai 2 Jakfruit
Marcus Pumpkin Avocado
Mauritius Lychee
Miracle Fruit
Multiple Dragon Fruit
Muscadine and Hybrid Grapes..
Myrciara glomerata
Nam Doc Mai Mango
ONG Guava
Pace Mamey
Page Hybrid
Passion Fruits..
Pickering Mango
Pineapple Pleasure Mango
Pink Marsh Grapefruit
Po Pyu Kalay Mango
Red Mombin
Rollinia
Ross Sapote
Sweetheart Lychee
Trompo Canistel
UF Sun Peach
Wilson Seedless Avocado
Vegetables (Hot Peppers, Potatoes, Garlic, Onions, Tomatoes, Herbs)

Inedibles

Timor Black Bamboo
Emerald Green Bamboo
Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo
Dwarf Ylang Ylang
Gardenia
Heliconia aemygdiana
Heliconia bihai Granada
Heliconia champneiana Maya Blood
Heliconia champneiana Maya Sunrise
Heliconia imbricata
Heliconia lingulata Red Tipped Fan
Heliconia Halloween
Heliconia Pedro Ortiz
Heliconia Sexy Pink
Heliconia collinsiana
Heliconia Valentine
Heliconia rostrata
Heliconia Dwarf Jamaican
Gingers
Tumeric
Jasmine varieties
Assorted Orchids
Ferns
Lillys

My hope is that this video will inspire others to do the same!
Its one of the reasons to forum was created, to move us into the 21 century!!
Special Thanks to MOFRO for the music, they are a Florida Band.

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 11:36:58 PM »
Thanks for the video PJ, you have an impressive collection there.  really nicely done.
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 12:03:01 AM »
Great video and tour!  :)
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 12:32:13 AM »
Nice place Patrick! How many hours a week do you spend maintaining all your plants and landscape? Do you have any help or do it all yourself?
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 02:59:40 AM »
Nice vid, it is like deja vu except with music.

Some of the healthiest trees I've seen for sure!

thanks again,
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 03:52:36 AM »
very nice, did you buried drip irrigation underneath the turf
it seems you have there more plants in poly bags

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 08:21:02 AM »
It's a good vidéo
and your garden It's very nice ,green and wooded.  :);)8)

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 12:16:48 PM »
Nice place Patrick! How many hours a week do you spend maintaining all your plants and landscape? Do you have any help or do it all yourself?

I spend all my free time working in the yard (15-20 hours a week), my wife helps quite a bit too! At times its almost impossible to find a weed anywhere!

very nice, did you buried drip irrigation underneath the turf
it seems you have there more plants in poly bags


I do have some micro irrigation for the Jaboticaba and Pitomba, everything else runs on its own.. I have a pretty elaborate sprinkler system that can DRENCH my yard, I run it about two-three times a week depending on rainfall and temperature.  The polybags are mango and other seedlings, the rest of the potted stuff are things I sell locally.

Thanks everyone for the kind words.. Now start shooting videos!

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 05:14:21 PM »
Hi PJ,

Your garden is very well taken care of 8) I really enjoyed watching the vid and the music blended very well  ;D

Thanks for sharing :)

ps...I was going to do a similar vid, few weeks ago...never got to it :-[ Will do one soon ;)
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 06:59:50 PM »
Very nice survey and they can use your steadicam on the next Bourne Legacy film. You have merged the organic with the chem

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 07:12:33 PM »
very nice looking layout. what spacing u be using? It looks like somewhere between 12 and 15 feet? With a yearly pruning, that should be quite nice. But if you let it grow, you'll have the neighborhood jungle in about 5 years :-).
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 07:28:01 PM »
Very nice well kept garden, I wish that I could keep mine half as neat as that. You have a really nice assortment of plants. 

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 08:03:50 PM »
Good Job PJ. The garden looks really nice.

You've got good spacing between your trees. I've got a smaller yard and space my trees more like 4-5 feet apart. When deciding which plants to put in the ground I try to place larger plants next to smaller ones so as to balance out the space. My thinking is that in the wild, I'm sure most of these fruit trees are really close to other trees. I plan on pruning most of my trees to manageable heights anyway.

I'm also leaving a big space smack in the middle of my yard where I'm not planting anything. At least until I convince my wife to fill up with more fruit trees. I'll make a video one day.

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 09:07:55 PM »
The biggest enemy to most fruit trees is shade. Sun == energy == fruit production. There are a few trees that will happily pump out fruit in shady conditions (eg, coffee), but the vast majority (mango, lychee, etc) will be unproductive and unhealthy unless given lots of direct sun. So, you can factor this into your landscape by planting small shade loving trees in between and beneath the trees requiring sun. 10 feet apart would probably be a minimum distance given annual pruning. Without annual pruning, 20+ feet would be a more realistic target.

Good Job PJ. The garden looks really nice.

You've got good spacing between your trees. I've got a smaller yard and space my trees more like 4-5 feet apart. When deciding which plants to put in the ground I try to place larger plants next to smaller ones so as to balance out the space. My thinking is that in the wild, I'm sure most of these fruit trees are really close to other trees. I plan on pruning most of my trees to manageable heights anyway.

I'm also leaving a big space smack in the middle of my yard where I'm not planting anything. At least until I convince my wife to fill up with more fruit trees. I'll make a video one day.

Jaime
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 08:07:57 AM »
Awesome yard!! Enjoyed the Video very much...Thanks!!

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 10:07:25 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  Your Green Sapote looks great.
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 11:48:43 AM »
very nice looking layout. what spacing u be using? It looks like somewhere between 12 and 15 feet? With a yearly pruning, that should be quite nice. But if you let it grow, you'll have the neighborhood jungle in about 5 years :-).

I am trying to keep about 12 feet or more between trees..

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2012, 12:16:26 PM »
Wow, Wow, Wow thanks for very nice video your have a beautiful place and quite the list of tropicals. Makes me wish I lived some where warmer. 8)

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2012, 03:13:35 PM »
Wow. Fantastic collection and really great growth in four years.  Thanks for the great video.  Dave

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2012, 06:26:25 PM »
He's done a great job there.  Looked wonderful and I enjoyed being shown around.  Thanks again.

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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2012, 08:29:50 PM »
Fantastic maintenance, really. It is hard work to keep your landscape that weed-free!
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Re: August 2012 Video Yard Tour pj1881
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2012, 12:14:20 AM »
I love your yard. You inspire me to work harder in my yard. I will shoot a video and take some pictures soon. I am almost where I want it to be. Thank you for the inspiration.
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