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#1 Palmarum

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:53 PM

On October 1st, about a hundred and fifty people from more countries that I can remember, traveled to the Caribbean to partake in this year's biennial of the Dominican Republic. As this was my first biennial, after many years of waiting, I had great expectations and was richly rewarded. I had an incredible time both visiting the county, and meeting such interesting people who shared their love of palms. A unique experience is created when you put names to faces of people you only know from emails, websites, forum postings, and from sheer reputation alone. I took well over a thousand photos on this trip and will posting the best ones in chronological order. This will represent the biennial from my point of view and will hopefully allow those of you who were unable to attend; to experience a truly great tour in a wonderful place.

A few photos to tease for what this topic will show in the near future.

Coccothrinax boschiana, near Barrara, Azua where the mountains of Sierra Martin Garcia meet the sea.
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Pseudophoenix ekmanii, in Jaragua National Park
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Coccothrinax ekmanii, along the road to Pedernales
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Copernicia berteroana, on farmland outside of Azua
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#2 Walter John

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:04 PM

Who were the speakers and how were they ?
What were the main discussion points generally ?
Any new palms mentioned ?
Dypsis naming sorted out ?
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:20 PM

Great photos.   Thanks Ryan.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:22 PM


(Palmarum @ Oct. 09 2006,17:53)
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On October 1st, about a hundred and fifty people from more countries that I can remember, traveled to the Caribbean to partake in this year's biennial of the Dominican Republic. As this was my first biennial, after many years of waiting, I had great expectations and was richly rewarded. I had an incredible time both visiting the county, and meeting such interesting people who shared their love of palms. A unique experience is created when you put names to faces of people you only know from emails, websites, forum postings, and from sheer reputation alone. I took well over a thousand photos on this trip and will posting the best ones in chronological order. This will represent the biennial from my point of view and will hopefully allow those of you who were unable to attend; to experience a truly great tour in a wonderful place.

A few photos to tease for what this topic will show in the near future.

Coccothrinax boschiana, near Barrara, Azua where the mountains of Sierra Martin Garcia meet the sea.
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Pseudophoenix ekmanii, in Jaragua National Park
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Coccothrinax ekmanii, along the road to Pedernales
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Copernicia berteroana, on farmland outside of Azua
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Ryan[/quote]
Ryan,
Great idea on the photos, but check and see if someone didn`t beat you to it.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:39 PM


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Ryan,
Great idea on the photos, but check and see if someone didn`t beat you to it.[/quote]
Ryan,

Post as many photos as possible, these are awesome!  Hopefully we'll end up with quite a few photos of all the palms we saw.  

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:55 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 1 - Sept. 30th

My group and I arrived in Santo Domingo about a day early, so we had some extra time to explore the city. Here is a photo from the hotel, the el Embajador, no ocean view on this side though.
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In the pool area attendees began to arrive and say hello to each other. Here is biennial veteran Jim Glock [left], forum member Bo-Göran Lundkvist (bgl) [center], and Jeff Searle discussing palms, biennials, etc.
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The pool area bar, the source of much of the alcohol served and consumed around the pool. This added to more interesting conversations. :)
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A grand piano provides classical music in the hotel lobby. The el Embajador Hotel had been celebrating it's 50th anniversary. Many vintage photographs of the hotel and it's more famous guests were on display throughout the lobby.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:28 AM

Dear Guys  :)

very nice pictures of palms & of our members,
and after seeing the location it appears that
Dominican Republic is not a small time fishing
hamlet as i presumed earlier !

it looks fairly well developed and mordern
in outlook.

thanks for sharing those lighter moments
with us !

Love,
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:21 AM

Nice shirts Bo and Jeff.

So what was everyone's favorite poison at night ?
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 04:27 AM

I'll just jump right in. My "health drink" is always vokda and     craneburry juise.  :D
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 04:40 AM


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So what was everyone's favorite poison at night ?[/quote]
Brugal Rum!  :P They drink it like, and maybe even in place of water over there. It is available for sale in nearly every shack,shantee,or business of any type,regardless of whatever else they may specialize in.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:05 AM


(Jeff Searle @ Oct. 10 2006,08:27)
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I'll just jump right in. My "health drink" is always vokda and     craneburry juise.  :D[/quote]
Jeff seems to still be recovering from his "health drink".

Great pictures, looking forward to plenty more.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:45 AM

Brugal definitely has my vote!

Of course Presidente beer is not bad either!
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:21 AM


(Wal @ Oct. 10 2006,05:21)
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So what was everyone's favorite poison at night ?[/quote]
I couldn't believe how much I drank at the biennial.  I had mostly "el Presidente" beer or "Brugal" rum, but I did drink a few of the high end "Imperial" rum.  There were always plenty of fun people to hang out with before and after dinner, and it doesn't take much for me to stay and have one more...
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:24 AM

now THAT sounds like a good biennial :D
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the "prince of snarkness."

still "warning-free."

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:35 AM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 1 - Saturday, Sept. 30th

For most of us who arrived early, Saturday was spent relaxing and unpacking. There were many other who arrived even earlier than we did, and took excursions to different places throughout the country.

- Speaking of 'el Presidente' beer, here is IPS President Paul Craft [licuala], Jim Glock, and Andrea Searle all enjoying the aforementioned beverage in the hotel lobby. For many attendees, their use of the Spanish language was limited, but "Uno más Cerveza, por favor" was one phrase quickly learned.

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- My group and I sitting down for lunch at the Las Porches Restaurant near the pool area of the hotel. We are trying to describe what a 'hamburger' is to the waiter.

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- Later that afternoon, the five of us (Jeff Searle, Jim & Judy Glock, Andrea Searle & myself) relaxing in the hotel lobby contemplating what to do for the rest of the day.

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- The rest of the day turned into a dip in the pool at night. Jim & Judy Glock expressing the finer points of biennial atmosphere to forum member Kathryn [Kathryn].

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:55 AM

Looks like fun. Maybe I can make the 2008 biennial. Please post more pics.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:30 AM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 2 - Sunday, October 1st

On sunday morning, we headed out to explore the Old Town of Santo Domingo.

- A view of the hotel entrance.

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- A shot of the lobby just inside the main entrance to the el Embajador Hotel, showing the huge flower arrangement that greeted us each time we returned.

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- After a short taxi ride, we arrived at the El Conde Gate, which was also the beginning of Calle el Conde, a street lined with stores, kiosks, and all sorts of people. The el Conde Gate is a favorite site among Dominicans, it was the place where the March for Independance originated in 1844.

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Many sites were found throughout the streets of the Colonial Zone, one of the most impressive had to be the oldest cathedral in the western hemisphere, the Catedral Primada de América, or its full translated name is the Holy Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of our Lady Holy Mary of the Incarnation. The construction began around 1516 and was completed near 1526.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:02 AM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 2 - Sunday, October 1st

- Near mid-afternoon we came to Columbus Square, basically the heart of the Colonial Zone. On the northwest corner of the square, lies a small restaurant where we all stopped to rest our feet and get a drink. Jim & Judy Glock are in the foreground, Jeff Searle to the right, his wife Andrea in the center background, and Barry Lang to the left. Barry Lang is the senior horticulturist of the Durban Botanic Gardens in South Africa. He joined our merry band of biennial attendees on many ocassions, and it was a pleasure to have met him.

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- The statue of Christopher Columbus in the center of the square honoring him.

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- After a long walk back through the Calle el Conde, we got a taxi back to the Hotel el Embajador. We gathered the same group and walked down the street to an Italian restaurant where we ate a late lunch. Adding to our group this time was attendee Paul Richnow (on the right, in blue), a landscape designer from the island of Nevis.

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- After lunch, we made our way to the pool where we met other attendees who had arrived, and others who just arriving.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:07 AM

jeff how did you manage to get into every picture?
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:29 AM

Ryan,
I knew you would do a great job documenting the Biennial! Excellent photos and excellent commentary and I look forward to the rest! It'll be like experiencing it all over again. And without the occasional 97F heat.... :D
Thanks for all your efforts!
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:32 AM

Pseudophoenix ekmanii, in Jaragua National Park (Palmarum photo) has a Consolea pricklypear cactus on the right (or Opuntia if you don't think Consolea should be a genus).   Consolea is a very Caribbean (and barely Floridian) group.  

Nice photo of Copernicia berteroana.  I'll take good care of my baby.

It's humbling to realize that some of the buildings in Santo Domingo would be old if they were in Spain.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:06 PM


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jeff how did you manage to get into every picture?[/quote]
Thats what I want to know also, Wheres the palms other than the ones on your shirt :D
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:09 PM

Ryan,

You are definitely the photographer of the group!!! :cool:

All great pics!

Get them coming!

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:03 PM

Gee, all that time in the pool.  When you all came to Hawai`i we seemed to busy on the move to spend much time in the hotel other than sleeping.

Ryan,
  Can you create a web page anywhere and then "really" tell your story with text and pictures.

  This is what I did back in 2004

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:36 PM

Dear Palmarum  :)

those stills of dominican Republic has changed my
opnion of that place. from your photos i can see
how developed this country is.

and that biennial can be the best place to relax
from daily hectic schedules.the pools & clear sky
looks like tropical heaven.

the photography is excellant & the still sizes are
perfect_they appear life like.

thanks very much for sharing those stills with us.

love,
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#26 Palmarum

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 04:09 PM

Ryan,
 Can you create a web page anywhere and then "really" tell your story with text and pictures.


Steve, I will probably do that in the future, but with the demand and quantity of photos it is just easier to do it this way for now.

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 2 - Sunday, October 1st

- More photos of Sunday afternoon around the pool as more attendees arrived. In this photo, from left to right: Christie Jones, Murray Corman, Larry Aronson, and John Greenleaf, all from South Florida.

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- Michael Merritt and Rob Branch

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- Geri and David Prall

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- Inside the lobby, volunteers take names and hand out our name badges.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 04:38 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 2 - Sunday, October 1st

As the day turned into night, the Biennial festivities started to churn to life. Around 6:30 pm, many attendees started to meet each other in the hotel lobby, and the one bartender quickly became overwhelmed.

- One of many shots of the bar in action.

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- The outside meeting area behind the hotel, La Galeria, where we all officially started the Biennial during the Welcome Cocktail. In the middle, is Dr. John Dransfield.

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- The Welcome Cocktail in full swing, with collector extraordinaires Ray & Theresa Gompf (in matching wear as usual) talking with Paul Craft.

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- The Welcome Dinner which was preceded by introductions and presentations.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:05 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 3 - Monday, October 2nd

On Monday morning we all departed the hotel on a short trip to the National Botanic Garden, Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso. This most exquisite garden held many of the country's most famous palms. Afterwards, around 10:30 AM we made our way to the Guavaberry Golf & Country Club for lunch and a tour of their extensive Acrocomia aculeata collection.

- For the majority of our travels, we were transported by large tour buses. The entire group of attendee's were divided into three groups; A (blue), B (green) and C (orange). Each group had it's own bus, which would 'usually' travel on its own staggered schedule. Here is a morning shot of my bus, the Green Bus...known by other groups as the crazy, party bus.

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- The open gates at the National Botanic Garden as all three groups arrived and poured through.

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- A panoramic view of the main entrance area of the garden.

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- The first palm of note in the main entrance area, Bactris plumeriana.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:22 AM

Great photos.  I have been waiting somewhat impatiently, for more.  Keep them coming/

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 07:10 AM

Thanks for sharing - great pics!
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 10:00 AM

Thank you for the pictures!!! - APPLAUSE -

How many old friends! I wish I was there (on the party bus of course) but I could not attend this meeting... more and more biennials will come.

Oh please send more pictures. I wish to see one of Leonel Mera, who was the "father" of this Bennial. And tell us about the lectures. Also, did you see the Attalea crassispatha growing at the Jardín Botánico? How large are they now? Any image?

And what about the days in Cuba? Who will be the first to post pictures of the Cuban tour?

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 11:33 AM

I wish it would have been possible to make this trip.  Hurry up Costa Rica!

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:39 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 3 - Monday, October 2nd

A few moments were spent taking in the garden as the employees of the garden and our guides grouped us onto the trams. The tram tour showed the major aspects of the garden, and stopped at various points along the way for us to explore certain locations.

- Forum member Kathryn showing just how spiny the leaves of Bactris plumeriana can be.

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- One of the trams that took us around the garden getting fully loaded.

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- Forum member Bo-Goran Lundkvist and his wife Karolyn waiting for the next tram.

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- Palm Biologist Scott Zona (center) waits along side Dr. John Dransfield and his wife Soejatmi.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:48 PM

A picture perfect sunrise!

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:52 PM

Wow So many palm notables there. I wish I could have attended. I really want to go to the one in Costa Rica now!

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 05:19 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 3 - Monday, October 2nd

National Botanic Garden, Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso

In one large central area of the garden, was a palm rich 'glade' stretching over a few small hills. The majority of the garden's palms where located here, and the tram stopped to let us off to view them.

- A large group of mature Blue Latan Palms, Latania loddigesii.

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- A closeup of a very tall Coccothrinax argentea, one of many excellent specimens.

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- A mature Syagrus schizophylla showing near ripe fruit.

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- One of the small depressions held this group of Licuala grandis, that have adapted to growing in full sun. That is Jeff Searle walking away on the right.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:01 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 3 - Monday, October 2nd

National Botanic Garden, Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso

- The crown and open inflorescence of Aiphanes horrida. This palm was formerly known as A. caryotifolia and A. aculeata.

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- This is an excellent specimen of Aiphanes minima with a very nice crown and leaf shape.

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- A small group of Dictyosperma album var. furfuraceum with myself.  Recently, I believe this variety was lumped in with the standard species, D. album var. album.

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- Many different sizes of Pseudophoenix vinifera, with a robust individual in the center. That is attendee and forum member Scott Walkowicz (aztropic) standing next to it.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:34 PM

2006 IPS Biennial - DR
Day 3 - Monday, October 2nd

National Botanic Garden, Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso

After a brief tour on the trams, we traveled through a rainforest area of heavy canopy, then we arrived at the Japanese Garden. Here we were let off to explore it on foot.

- The entrance to the Japanese Garden as all three groups enter.

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- In one corner of the Japanese Garden, there was this one large tree that was painstakingly trimed to resemble a giant bonsai.

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- A panoramic view of the pond and manicured landscape of the Japanese Garden.

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- When we were finished, we walked back and rested on the tram, while we waited for all the groups to return to their trams. Jeff Searle (left) with forum member Bo-Goran Lundkvist, his wife Karolyn, and Andrea Searle all discussing the weather and the plants we had just seen.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 08:16 PM

WOW Ryan, great shots to show the event, Thanks!

I also see Leland Lai in a few shots, (front of the bus, front and center of the bar??) he is the president of the So. Cal palm society.

Takes forever for the pics to load, but its worth it!
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
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