Sunday, June 03, 2007
The newly opened frond of this fish-tailed palm (Arenga caudata) in the late afternoon sun caught my eye yesterday. Only last week I had pruned an old frond from the palm, as it was turning yellow and drying up. It's amazing just how brilliant the palm is in its new dress of light green. I have several fish-tailed palms planted at Bosque Santa Lucia but this is the largest and the most beautiful. It was given to me by Renata Oliveira about a year ago. Her mother asked her to donate it to the Bosque because it was getting to be too big for the vase and they didn't have a place to plant it in the ground in the city. I'm sending Renata this image of the palm so that she can see how well it's done.