(Random order below)
Life syndicated national radio garden show
with hosts Sharon Asakawa
and John Bagnasco, January 17th, 2010 on palms, cycads and their
television story on cycads and their protection, NBC, Channel 7/39,
San Diego with emphasis on cycad security and rarity.
Express "Black Ink" (prestigious publication on the best on the
planet), 2007 regarding rare cycads with primary reference to Jungle
Compass Magazine, Tropicals Issue
Angeles Daily Breeze, April 2005 Interview: "About 50 species
of palms good for small areas" by David Leaser, Author of new
book "Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs" David
Leaser lists Jungle Music as a source for palms and cycads. -April
and July/August 2005
San Diego Magazine,
Magazine, July, 2003, "Signature Palms" Jungle
Music Palms and Cycads is the first nursery listed for buyers to
find unusual as well as standard palms for Southern California
Star News, Jungle Music is mentioned in "Around
Pasadena" section, May, 2003
Diego Reader's - "BEST
2003" Jungle Music Palms and Cycads is
listed as the "best place to buy a palm" in San Diego
County, Southern California -January 2003.
Press Enterprise - Home & Garden "Your Palm
Pilot" An inland-area guide to choosing an maintaining
palm trees, "Maybe you can sell that tall palm or maybe
not" What to do with your unwanted palm -November 16,
with Tricia” San Diego Home/Garden Radio Show, KCBQ 1170 AM,
"Why Palms?" Discussion of palms and cycads in the
landscape -July 28, 2002.
Diego Union Tribune This article is about the
Owner of Jungle Music, palms in the landscape and the
International Palm Society and it's Chapters -June 13, 2002.
Diego Home & Garden, "Jurassic Bark"
Article on cycads, Jungle Music and Philip Bergman are used for
reference and also listed as source to buy plants. -June 2002
Compass Radio Show, (formerly Over the Hedge) radio
presentation about the nursery - December 8, 2001.
Compass, magazine "Notable Nurseries"
section, 3 page article about the nursery -November/December
Living, magazine -2001.
Diego Union Tribune, newspaper in the
"Home Scape" section - July 9, 2000.
Angeles Times, newspaper (Magazine Section) -
June 10 1999 & June 11 2000 .
Herald, Miami, FL., newspaper. Owner Phil
Bergman in photo with Libby Besse and Chuck Hubbuch, taken while
attending Palm Symposium 1999 at the Fairchild Tropical Garden -
June 27, 1999.
Stewart Living, magazine - February 1998
on Earth, A Guide to Specialty Nurseries and Other
California Gardeners, by Barbara Stevens
& Nancy Conner, A book published by Heyday Books - 1997
Diego Home Gardening Seminar, Master Gardener Association/UCSD
Advice" articles published in U.S. or
international journals are now available for viewing in their
entirety at this website. Includes a wide spectrum of
Yearly involvement in the
"Palm and Cycad Sale"
Angeles Arboretum: Featured nursery in yearly
"Baldwin Bonanza" garden event
Diego Zoo, garden events,a
Societies from areas as distant as Europe
have made visits to the nursery.
Colleges and Schools
have had their horticulture students visit our nursery for
education about palms and cycads.
Gardener guest lecturer on palms and the palm nursery
Palm Society, www.palms.org
Garden Festivals: multiple years
nursery in Encinitas Garden Walk 2010
reviewer publications on palms and cycads,
University of Nevada
or linked to by more than 150
palm and plant websites worldwide
of specimen cycads and palms to major botanical
gardens and amusement and theme parks throughout the US
publication reviewer, various publications University of Nevada, Las
Jungle Music chosen to supply plants for six major
expansion programs throughout the United States
Music was a finalist in the contest "Best Nursery in San Diego",
sponsored by the Union Tribune Newspaper (San Diego) and "OnlineSanDiego"
website, June 2011. Competition among all
nurseries in San Diego County. Final results released Aug, 2011
Music, September, 2011, finished third place in the above contest.
This is a competition of "all" nurseries, all types, in San Diego
County! We are proud of this.
"What is a Palm Tree" from our Website featured in journal of the Palm
Society of South Texas, Fall 2013
by the Palm Society of Southern Caifornia, for fifteen years Jungle
Music has been the organizer and lead nursery setting up the Plant Sale
plant sale at The San Diego Botanical Garden Annual Palm and Cycad Sale
Bergman and Jungle Music selected as
advisors for new Sunset
Western Garden Book, winter
Bergman, speaker San Diego Horticultural Society, May 13, 2015 - Topic-
"interesting and rare palm trees that can be grown in Southern
Music's participation in the Annual Palm, Cycad and Bamboo Sale at San
Diego Botanical Garden - over twenty years!
already been to Jungle Music twice and have purchased many palms,
but there is still so much we don't know about palms. We are
developing an interest in cycads also. We really enjoy Jungle
Music and the staff!"
& R.C., Yorba Linda, California
"Thanks, Phil. We're so excited that the plants are soon to be
on their way! You know, I have to say what a great job you folks
do. I appreciate the attention to details, the prompt contact, and
of course the beautiful plants. I was recently in contact with
another cycad nursery. What an absolutely rude group of
people, I was shocked. You guys are stellar, by comparison."
Thanks as always,
"Thank you Jungle Palms!
Even though I live in less than
"desirable" conditions for most species of palm, thanks to Jesse,
Rusty, and Phil, I've been able to create a rather lush, tropical
oasis out here in the hot/cold inland empire, CA! Their
knowledge, willingness to help, and further follow-up to ensure
proper plant placement, hydration, and light filtration, I've
managed to really shock the
neighbors with palms NOBODY around me
has! You guys all Rock! Thank you all so much! I can't wait to start
on my backyard, with more help from all
of you at Jungle Palms!
I'd recommend you to any future palm/cycad enthusiast!"
H., Southern California
Phil, Thanks for shipping my order for the palms I wanted to add to
my collection in such an excellent manner. The plants arrived
today at my office and unless you were told they came all the way
from California to Kansas you would think they were grown right here
in the Midwest, an indication of how well your staff packages the
plants for shipment. As you know my taste runs toward the more
exotic and tropical specimens and the ones you have provided me are
flourishing, a testimony to the quality conditions where they were
propagated and nurtured. I look forward to ordering others in
D.D.S., Topeka, Kansas
up the great work. You and Jesse are doing a fantastic job of
keeping an extensive inventory of the rarest palms and cycads along
with the more common species that beginning collectors and
landscapers are looking for. I appreciate being able to send
friends by your nursery and knowing that they will be well taken
care of and impressed with the quality and selection."
hello!! My wife, daughter and myself dropped by this past weekend,
and I just want to thank you again for your great service. I
am going to start terracing my hillside, in which I call my
backyard, to make room for more trees!! I'll be back to
see you in a few weeks to pick-up another load, maybe even the
weekend of the upcoming open house. Thanks again for making my
dream a reality!!"
for a great web site. I read with interest your article on
is the best selection of palms and cycads I have ever seen!
It's like being in a candy store! I'm going to bring a truck
San Diego, CA
for the tip on the article. By the way, the plants look great! Tell
Jesse he did a great job with the packing - everything was in
doubt about it, the best palm store in Southern California."
S.W., Huntington Beach, CA
website is fantastic and provided me with the largest resource of
palms I've seen."
D.W., Atlata, Georgia
satisfied, they are actually better than expected, ... a VERY HAPPY
CUSTOMER, & you now have my return business & referrals, for
I'll be buying cycads in the future ONLY from your firm, your
service far exceeds the others I've done business with."
L.K. of Los Angeles
have an AMAZING selection of palms. I cant wait to come down."
Santa Barbara, CA
(During an Open
House) "your staff made us all feel welcome, and
invited us over to share in the spread ... I
heard from others that took the time to wander through Jungle
Music that they really enjoyed the double-header -- our meeting
at The Monarch Program, and your Open House at Jungle Music!
So a quick but
heartfelt THANK YOU to you and Jungle Music - you make the word
"community" come to life.
- Hi Phil,
"Thanks so much for talking with my
friend and me a few weeks ago. You have an awesome nursery"
- "Thank you Phil for answering
so quickly, didn't expect that... Just thought I'd try. ABSOLUTELY
LOVE YOUR PHOTO GALLERY.
was a wonderful experience to be in your nursery last Saturday.
so many palms and cycads in one place. It was an aha moment for me.
really wished i had the money to buy everything - kind of went crazy
all the plants."
"I just received my nine or so boxes of palms!
Wow! They all arrived in superior condition. You
exceeded my expectations in the quality you sent, especially with
the Kentias!.... Thanks again, and once I find a more space to
shoe horn some more unusual specimens in to my landscape or in
planters, you will be hearing from me."
T.T., Houston, TX
Phil and his employees grow awesome plants. I
have bought several things from Phil and will continue to do so. His
plants are very healthy and can be nice sized if you spend the time
to look around. I would recommend Jungle Music to anyone.
The best hands down. Phil and Jesse grow great plants, good prices(
an overgrown 5 gal is still a 5 gal price). Take time to answer any
questions. Also just a great place to hang out and talk palms,
cycads or whatever with a great crew. First class all the way.
SG, San Marcos, CA
Phil has a mind boggling selection of plants that are in great
health with a good selection of sizes. To top it off, the staff that
he has is knowledgeable and very accommodating willing to spend the
time to make sure you find what you are looking for.
DL, Southern CA
live in the San Antonio, Texas area.
I ordered 3 palms on a Thursday, and received them 2 days
later (Saturday) I anxiously opened the boxes to find the three
palms in perfect condition, and, to my surprise, a
Ritchiana band for free.
even called to make sure I got the items.
Thanks for the great service.
I tell my wife that visiting your site I'm like a kid in a candy
When I look at your web page and being the palm and
tropical plant nut that I am I look at it as the ONLY source to go
to for not only buying plants, but for information.....very in depth
information about what you sell in every detail.
going to lie, but when I have an issue with a plant at home I will
look on your site for a possible answer(like for my Kentia) Most
sites aren't like yours, maybe because their only interest is in
selling plants and not providing the personal service that you do.
That means a lot to people now a days and what sets your website and
business far apart from the others
want to let you know how exceptional the Jungle Music plants are;
they put to shame what I see at other nurseries. Your crew does a
great job in caring for and ensuring the delivery of the plants.
Also the amount of information available on your website makes it
really easy for me to make selections with the confidence the result
will work out right at maturity. Thanks again for a great shopping
experience. I hope I can be a good steward for the plants you have
taken such good care of. N.Y., CA
I am very happy with my purchase of plants, and I thoroughly enjoyed
my time spent at the nursery. I love my new plants, and the education
about how to take care of them. I love your nursery and will of course
pass along the good word to friends and family. Once again, thank you
for your knowledge and assistance. Once I move into my new apartment,
I will be seeing you for some more plants.
T.F., Southern CA