Thursday, March 26, 2015

IT'S HOT! GET SHADE FAST!!!

HI!

It's getting hotter and it's time to plant trees... palm trees that is. 
We can help you create an instant jungle!

Do you have a pool area that needs additional landscaping?
Is your yard hot with no coverage?
Find your special tree and increase the value of your home!!!


Do you like the huge canopy of a Canary Island Date Palm?


How about a triple Queen palm for the elegance and the foliage?
Queen Palms are hardy, beautiful and they are very affordable. 


Looking to save water? This Mediterranean Fan Palm not only saves water it flourishes in any weather! They multi on their own creating a beautiful centerpiece for your yard!


Or, how about a triangle palm?? No matter what angle, the beautiful, bluish-grey fronds curl at the ends. The coverage is full and different!


Kentia Palms, King Palms and Royal Palms are all self cleaning and has a petite trunk with feathery fronds making planting near water the best choice! 

Come see us today or this weekend. We will be here!
Do you need help with the landscaping design?
We do that also!
Smiles,
Michelle Gregory
Gregory Palm Farms





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Equipment To Get The Job DONE!

Hi!
Are you looking at a job and wondering how on earth could it be done?

Are you thinking of re-landscaping your existing property with all the flatwork completed?

Have you always wanted the incredible look of the Canary Island Palm?

These are just a few of the many questions we receive at the Gregory Palm Farms. All important to each customer and all doable with our equipment!
Check this out...




This Canary Island Palm is finding a new home and our installers and equipment are on the job getting it done!


Here our Telehandler is moving equipment and trees!


Another Canary going to a new home with the help of JCB Telehandler!


Long Beach Performing Arts Center and the Convention Center's huge palm trees all received special attention and care to look their best!


Do you need the job completed at night? No problem! We were at the LAX replanting their King Palms all by the light of our machines!


Do  you need holes dug in a hurry? How about our Excavator to help with the job!


Are you looking for transportation of the palm trees? We have that too! Mr. Big Rig to the rescue!


Our Landall trailer is easy on, easy off! 


Tractors as well as trees are transported by Mr. Big Rig!


We even have our Hinos that are strong and versatile.


We added a Little JCB Telehandler for the small but heavy jobs!!

So, whatever you are working on, we have the expertise to complete it!
Call us today at (714) 814-8525 or 714) 458-3720!
If it's busy, please call back!
Or better yet, come to the farm and find your tree (s).
We have the palms and the equipment to get the job done... NOW!
(Why Wait?)
Smiles,
Michelle Gregory
Gregory Palm Farms

Monday, March 23, 2015

Premium Trees: Low Cost

We've got your palms!

Gregory Palm Farms has your premium trees at the right price for your pocket. When buying direct, you cut out the middle man, save money, and get the best quality service locally grown. Our top-knotch palms will leave your home or business looking like a tropical paradise. Come by Gregory Palm Farms to check out the newest addition to your landscaping needs.




Come see what we have for you! See you soon!

(714) 458-3720


Friday, March 20, 2015

Palm Of The Week

Royal Palm- Roystonea Regia

Royal Palms Starting at $350 Each

The Royal Palm Tree, scientific name Roystonea oleracea, is native to Cuba and North America. Royal Palm Trees are popular in many warm, coastal landscapes, particularly in southern Florida and parts of California.  They can be also found in the Caribbean, Central and South American, and Texas. Nothing says “tropical” like the majestic Royal Palm. It has a single smooth gray trunk that is covered with scars from old leaves. Dark green arching fronds emerge from a bright green crownshaft. Pinnate, or feather-like, fronds grow up to 6-10ft long.










Schedule an appointment with Gregory Palm Farms today to check out your next Royal Palm. (714) 458-3720



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Making Your Life Simple

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Gregory Palm Farms wants to make your experience as easy as possible. Because 
Gregory Palms Farms, LLC is a family home business, we know how to make your landscaping dreams more personal, by caring about your palm just as much as you do. After all, these palms are our babies. From the start, all of our palms have been grown in the rich California dirt for several decades. All of our palms are 100% guaranteed and we stand behind our product when installed by Gregory Palm Farms. 


Pick your Palm



Pick your palm.   
  



Schedule Delivery.


Have it installed.




  
Preparing for Delivery


Professional Installation

We are fourth generation farmers and know how to raise the best product in the palm tree market. Call for more information on how to get started with your next landscaping project. 
Gregory Palm Farms (714) 458-3720


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Washingtonia Filifera- The only native palm to California

California Desert Fan Palm
Washingtonia Filifera


If you close your eyes and imagine a typical Southern California landscape, chances are that you've pictured at least one palm tree, if not several, rising from the ground. But despite the diversity and ubiquity of palms in the Los Angeles area, only one species—Washingtonia filifera, the California fan palm—is native to California. All of L.A.'s other palm species, from the slender Mexican fan palms that line so many L.A. boulevards to the feather-topped Canary Island date palm, have been imported. 

Range

Occur naturally in desert oases in isolated areas of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of southeastern California, southwestern Arizona, and northern Baja California, Mexico, at elevations between 500 and 1,000 feet. Widely cultivated as an ornamental in Southern California.

Habitat

Moist soils along alkaline streams and in mountain canyons.

Description

There are 2,500 species of palms worldwide, with 11 native to North America. The largest of these, and the only palm tree native to western North America, is the California fan palm. It is also known as the desert palm and the California Washingtonia. It should not be confused with the date palm.
The fan palm has a large, gray unbranched trunk with horizontal lines and vertical fissures. The trunk is 2 to 3 feet in diameter and grows 20 to 60 feet high. The fan palm has numerous evergreen leaves, composed of leaf stalks, 3 to 5 feet long, with hooked spines along the edges.
These fan-shaped leaves spread from around the top of the tree while numerous old, dead leaves hang down against the trunk. For this reason it is sometimes also called the petticoat palm. The dead leaves form a protective area that provides habitat and shelter for many creatures, including birds, insects and small rodents.
In the spring, huge clusters of white, 3-lobed, funnel-shaped flowers, about 1/2 inch long, hang down from leaf bases.
The California fan palm does not produce dates, but does fruit elliptical black "berries" about 1/2 inch in diameter. These berries have a very large, brown seed surrounded by a thin, sweet pulp, which native Americans ate fresh or dried. They also ground the seeds into flour. Hooded orioles and coyotes feast on the seeds as well, aiding the palms' proliferation.
Rare groves of the fan palm can be seen in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, near Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park in California, and near Yuma, Arizona.

Check out www.gregorypalmfarms.com for your next Palm Tree purchase! 
At Gregory Palm Farms, LLC. our goal is to produce the very best palms suitable for the Southern California area. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

10 Surprising Facts about Palm Trees



1. There are over 2,500 species of palm trees. 
The Arecaceae family of plants includes wonderfully diverse species found throughout the world, from the desert to the rainforest. 

2. Not all palm trees are "trees," and not all plants called "palms" are truly palms. These evergreen plants can grow in the form of shrubs, trees or long, woody vines called lianas. Plants like the yucca palm, Torbay palm (pictured right), sago palm and traveler's palm are not part of the Arecaceae family.


3. Palm trees have two different types of leaves: palmate and pinnate. Palmate leaves, like hands, grow in a bunch at the end of a stem. Pinnate leaves are like feathers, growing all along either side of a stem. 
4. Palm trees are important religious symbols.  In the Bible, the people of Jerusalem greeted a triumphant Jesus just one week before his death and resurrection, a tradition now known and celebrated as Palm Sunday the week before Easter. Palms are mentioned dozens of times in both the Bible and the Quran. In Judaism, palms represent peace and plenty.

5. Lots of staples come from palm trees. Coconuts are an obvious product of palm trees, but did you know that dates, betel nuts and acai fruit all come from palm trees as well? Palm oil, as its name indicates, also comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree. 

6. Palm Trunks. Most Palms feature tall, cylindrical trunks that look very similar to a columns or pillars. In some types, the trunk includes hooked prickles, while others boast smooth trunks with very few markings.

The Quindio Wax Palm
7. The tallest palm tree can grow up to 197 feet tall! The Quindio wax palm (seen above), Colombia's national tree, is the tallest-growing species of palm. 

8. The coco de mer palm tree has the largest seeds of any plant on Earth. The seeds can be as large as 20 inches in diameter and as heavy as 66 pounds! 

9. Palm trees have a history with humans as old as the first societies. Archeological finds have shown that the date palm was commonly used in Mesopotamian society, for food and other purposes. Romans gave palm branches as a symbol of triumph to the triumphant champions of games and wars. 

10. Have you ever heard of palm wine? Yeah! Also called "kallu," palm wine is a common alcoholic spirit in regions of Asia and Africa. It can be created from coconut palms, date palms, the Chilean wine palm, and other species.

Interested in owning your own Palm Tree? Contact Gregory Palm Farms to schedule an appointment to find the perfect Palm for your landscaping enjoyment. (714) 814-8525

Thursday, March 12, 2015


How to plant a Palm Tree


Want to establish an exotic look in your yard? Plant a palm tree! Plenty of varieties could work in your area. Short palms, tall palms, desert palms and cold-hardy palms grow well in different parts of the country. Follow these steps to learn how to choose and plant palms for a backyard oasis. Gregory Palm Farms has the Palm Trees you desire! Contact us, pick out your palm, and we will take care of the rest. It's that easy...



  1. Choose the Right Palm For Your Climate

    If you experience milder winters, you can grow most any palm variety and can make your selection based on size and appearance. If you're in a part of the country where winter temperatures can dip into the 20s, you can still enjoy a variety of palm trees in your yard, including the shorter 8- to 10-foot sago palms and saw palmettos, and the taller European fan palms and Chinese windmill palms, which can reach 15 to 20 feet in height.    
  2. Decide Where to Plant Your Palm Tree

    The right place for your palm will vary depending on what type of tree you have. Some grow tall fast; others need shoulder room. Different species require different exposure to sun. Be sure to find out what kind of space your tree will require as it grows by following the instructions on the tree's tag or asking the staff of your local garden center. Have a Gregory Palm Farms expert come and help you decide what Palm Tree is right for your space.
  3. Planting Your Palm Tree

    Once you've purchased your palm tree from Gregory Palm Farms, be sure to keep the root ball, the tree's central mass of roots, moist but not saturated. Dig a hole that's twice as wide as your root ball, and deep enough that the top of the root ball sits one inch about the soil. Place the root ball in the hole and backfill with a mixture of one part native soil and one part Miracle Gro® Garden Soil for Palm Cactus & Citrus. This contains plant food specifically formulated for palms, cactus and citrus plants that will feed your palm for up to 3 months.   


  4. Water Thirsty New Palm Trees


    For 2 to 3 weeks after you've planted your palm, keep it well watered. Wrapping a soaker hose around the root area will keep it moist while saving water. After the plant becomes established, you can cut back soak-watering your palm to about 15 minutes twice a month. Cut back on watering during the winter months.
  5. Feed Your Palm Tree

    Palms have nutritional needs that other trees may not. They depend on ample supplies of magnesium, iron and manganese to keep fronds from yellowing or curling. To keep your palm green and strong, apply Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed Continuous Release Palm Plant Food early in the season, and then about every 3 months thereafter. Work it into the top 1 to 3 inches of soil around the roots, then water thoroughly.


    Sound like too much work? Don't have that kind of time to plan, design, dig, plant, and nurture? Let Gregory Palm Farms take care of everything for you! We strive in exceeding your outdoor living space dreams, and make your space feel more at home. Call today to make an appointment to check out what we have available for your next big project! (714) 458-3720

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Phoenix Dactylifera: Providing Dates to satisfy both our salty and sweet tooth cravings!


Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Almonds
Ingredients 

18 (1 by 1/4-inch) pieces cream cheese

18 pitted dates (preferably Medjool)


18 salted and roasted whole almonds


6 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds


Special equipment: 18 wooden picks


Directions

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Stuff 1 piece of cheese and 1 almond into each date, then wrap one piece of bacon around each date and secure bacon with a toothpick if desired. Arrange dates, bacon seam down and 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan.

Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper towel or parchment. Serve immediately.