Thursday, March 26, 2015
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!
Gregory Palm Farms
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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!
Gregory Palm Farms
Monday, March 23, 2015
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!
Friday, March 20, 2015
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
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
Gregory Palm Farms wants to make your experience as easy as possible. Because
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
California Desert Fan Palm
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.
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.
Moist soils along alkaline streams and in mountain canyons.
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
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!
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...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
|Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese & Almonds|
18 pitted dates (preferably Medjool)
18 salted and roasted whole almonds
6 slices bacon cut crosswise into thirds
Special equipment: 18 wooden picks
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.