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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, April 23, 2012

{Blooms on our Windmill Palm - Trachycarpus fortunei}

The Trachycarpus fortunei, or Windmill Palm, is one of the most cold hardy of the Palm trees. It also looks striking when it blooms. So those pictures I want to share with you here. This is actually a Chinese fan palm ←click it.
First picture is taken on March 24 against the back drop of our Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold or Golden Live Oak. 
On March 13, this is how it started with the blooms still inside a big bud.
March 24, with again in the back drop, to the left, our Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold or Golden Live Oak. Sacha-girl, our cat is on the driveway.
Amazing what all comes out of such a closed bud!
Resembles sorghum here...

Very exotic!
March 28 now, more and more palm blooms.
Mother nature works wonders...
March 31...
A day with over cast on March 31, but what a colors. Below are some other links where you can see this beautiful palm, even in wintertime, during the ice storm.
Hope you enjoyed looking at one of our exotic looking evergreen trees.
Do you have palm trees? 

Related links:
{Our Different Oaks} | previous post by me
{Your Silver Belt Loop Jewelry} | previous post by me

Related links where this stunning Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold, can be seen:
Wow...I think this deserves a thread! Golden live oak! | GardenWeb discussion...
{Lush Green Garden} |previous post by me
{# 1111 - Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' changing color} | previous post by me
{Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' in Sunshine at its BEST} | previous post by me
{Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' with Catkins} | Previous post by me
{Our Mrs. G. G. GERBING Azaleas} | previous post by me
{Our Patio Tiles in the Front} | previous post by me
{RARE Icicles in Our Garden} | previous post by me
{Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived} | previous post by me
{My Powder Blue Escada Jeans Suit} | previous post by me showing me in front of Grand View Gold
{Our Lovely Lilac Clematis 'Silver Moon'} | previous post by me showing young Grand View Gold
{Our Different Oaks} | previous post by me
{My Silk Quilted Vest Creation and YOUR Opinion Requested...} | previous post by me showing golden oak
{Our Live Oak got a Haircut}| previous post by me


  1. that is a huge branch of a blossom! interesting!

  2. beautiful and amazing...
    the nature is really amazing...

  3. Dearest Marttes,
    I went to share the plan of the rain.
    24 share-girl out car is on the driver way.
    March 28 now to more end more plans blooms nature works wonders ..
    more 31 ...
    Do you have amazing to well.

  4. Hello Mariette

    What an amazing flower: its bud looks egg-shaped and the flowers make me think of giant bunches of grapes. I wonder if it is scented.

  5. Liebe Mariette,

    frohe Sonntagsgrüße


  6. Non avevo mai visto un albero così,buona domenica!Baci,Rosetta

  7. La natura è assolutamente meravigliosa. Oggi è anche il Earth Day quindi queste immagini sono ancora più significative.

    Un forte abbraccio

  8. Wat ontzettend mooi zeg....nog nooit gezien !!..liefs van mij...xxx...

  9. Oh wat een prachtige palm...ben heel benieuwd hoe de bloesems worden..
    Lieve groet Chris

  10. Dear Mariete!!!

    your garden looks so calm and tidy!!! VERY peaceful!! And really enjoyed your icy pictures! (How long did that pink bloom survive?)..

    I don't have a palm - neither anything else exotic (or exciting)...teh garden is still only beautiful in my mind...but we have started working on it...not that it is ever going to be as perfect as yours...It is a small space, slopey ground, a tiny stream, lots of shade...and I guess it is going down the slightly 'messy' cottage style garden look with a few straight lines amongst it to keep my Grrman sense for straightens happy....:).

    Have a wonderful week!!!


    Nicoa x

  11. Wonderful Mariette. It seems to be a lovely climat!I like it very much!

    Kind regards Janny

  12. Hallo,

    wunderbare ruhige und exotisch-warme Bilder.

    Einen lieben Gruß von Senna

  13. That is absolutely amazing!!! Oh how I wish we could have a palm tree in our garden!! One day I will have to come and visit your beautiful paradise. The love, care and nurturing you and Pieter give to mother nature is evident in all the beautiful photos your share.

    Happy Sunday my friend...xo C. (HHL)

  14. No palm trees in Saskatchewan Mariette. Not too many of any kind of trees in the Southwest of Saskatchewan. :(

    You garden is truly beautiful. What I would give so live surrounded by such beauty. Fantastic!

    Wishing you a happy Sunday!
    xo Catherine

  15. Hallo Mariette,
    wunderbar, wie die Palme blüht. Das finde ich faszinierend, dass ihr trotz Winterkälte Palmen im Garten habt. Oder werden die im Winter weggeräumt?
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  16. Hello Mariette, I have palm trees in my yard, but my neighbour does not like them. I have no idea why, anyway they are beautiful to me all year round. I think their blooms are are wonderful. I wish you a happy week. Love, Kerrie

  17. Dearest Mariette,
    this palm and all those blooms is georgeous! I have never see a palm flowering like yours! You lucky one :O)))

    Have a happy week!
    love and hugs

  18. Beautiful pictures and I'm very impressed of the palm tree. No we don't have anything like that in Sweden. Have a nice day.


  19. Dearest Mariette
    When I look your post with your garden and plants then I look mine and I say to myself that everything
    I 'll try is nothing !I am jealous but I am glad that know there are people like you to live in this garden and they sharing with us so beauty !Thank you for this.

  20. Dearest Mariette,
    Windmill Palm or The Trachycarpus fortunei; Wow, how GORGEOUS with the oak tree in the back♡♡♡
    So enchanting and your garden looks SO neatly maintained as well!!!
    Must be hard work required, take care of yourself, my friend. I hope you are having marvelous new week.
    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  21. Beautiful photos!!! nice blog!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  22. Thank you so much for your visit!!!
    Of course I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin now!!
    Want us to follow by g+? let me know...
    Besos, Marcela

  23. Hi Mariette,
    My goodness what a beautiful palm.It truly is amazing how many flowers came from the bud. We do have palms in our yard, but I do not know their names. Also we had a few that had very sharp pointed leaves with stickers, so we had to have them removed because they were just to close to the pool. We have a lot of children in our family who come over to swim.
    Your yard is so lovely and green and so full of beauty.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  24. Beautiful photos of your palm. It was interesting to see the bud and then what came out of it...very amazing.

  25. Your palm tree is beautiful! Its blooms are gorgeous and yes, very exotic!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog about Michiko san. I will send her e-mail too. I hope she is doing well.

  26. Wow! I can't believe all of that burst out of one bud. Absolutely amazing! Best wishes, Tammy

  27. Un paisaje maravilloso! Que bonitas son siempre las palmeras!
    Muchos besos!

    Los Mundos de Nika Vintage

  28. Hi Mariette,

    Wow! It looks so tropical. I only wish I could have a plant like that.
    I love the views of your garden.


  29. Dearest Mariette,
    Thank you for just stopping I'd say a friendly bells and wish a blessed.
    I must doing this day from two days March.
    I start with my pick of the most interesting.
    It more ops of the report from everyday 9-30 cooking Theresa 10-00 speech therapy.
    12-00 make lunch with Theresa + glans weekend,
    7 am noon medication walk to speech after hat I come home.
    I need to going to see Prosthodontist.to Dental implants.
    I want to going back to play the golf too....
    Thank you for very much.


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