24 May 2010
Does anyone know the name of this kind of palm?
As many of you do know--and I did not, these palms develop their seeds on the lower branches in season, and the lower branches take on brilliant colors, in this case a bright yellow.
This particular specimen sits at the entrance to a small shopping center. La Mexicana has been after me for some time to take the machete and cut off some of the lower limbs so that she could use them to decorate her courtyard. I did not relish the idea of doing that. I feared that I might have to depend on her to bring me food in a Mexican jail if I were caught.
As luck would have it, somebody recently trimmed off the lower limbs. On Sunday we were able to salvage some of the downed limbs before they were all hauled off.
La Mexicana now has some of these colored limbs with which to decorate.
And I have some material for a home and garden entry of sorts.