Northern California Palm Society October 9, 2011
Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:27 PM
Here is a Flickr set of photos from landscape designer David Feix taken at the meeting: Jim Denz Garden. While you're on his Flickr, take time to admire photos of gardens he has designed in the SF Bay Area, many with use of palms and subtropicals.
A high proportion of Jim's palms are flawless - perfect color, minimal tipping, etc. -- amazing. He's a master at creating a healthy, vibrant tropical garden in Sunset zone 16 / USDA 9b/10a. Among the species most surprising to see growing healthily in the ground in this climate were Licuala peltata var. sumawongii, Hyophorbe indica, and Roystonea borinquena.
Jim was a gracious host and the weather was just right.
Licuala peltata var. sumawongii
A spectacular Brahea calcarea (aka nitida) growing in part shade to perfection
When I have time I'll post more of my own snapshots directly into this topic. Hope others who attended last Sunday will also contribute.
Inner Sunset District
San Francisco, California
Sunset zone 17
USDA zone 10a
21 inches / 530mm annual rainfall, mostly October to April
Humidity averages 60 to 85 percent year-round.
Summer: 67F/55F | 19C/12C
Winter: 56F/44F | 13C/6C
40-year extremes: 96F/26F | 35.5C/-3.8C
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:55 PM
Sunset Zone 14 USDA 9b
Low Temp. 19F/-7C 12-20-1990
High Temp. 111F/43C 07-23-2006
Annual Average Precipitation 13.12 inches/yr.
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