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PSSC JANUARY 21, 2017 BANQUET
Annual PSSC Banquet
January 21, 2017
Balboa Park, San Diego
This year we are very fortunate to have our Annual Banquet in beautiful Balboa Park. Just north of our meeting room is the Palm Canyon which makes for a beautiful stroll and contains 58 species of palms. Further north is the Botanical Building, one of the largest lathe structures in the world. it houses over 2100 plants.
The banquet will start at 11:00 a.m. with lunch at 11;30 a.m.(There will be a board meeting at 10:00 a.m.) Garcia’s Restaurant will be catering and we are looking forward to a fine Italian luncheon. If
anyone has any food allergies or issues, please contact Mark Riedler and I will make arrangements with Garcias.
Don Martin will be our featured speaker and will regale us with his experience at the last IPS Biennial where he went to Singapore, Sarawak and Darwin, Australia.
We will have an auction at 1:30 p.m. and adjourn by 3:00 p.m. Be sure to stay til the end and be the one member who wins the beautiful Cyphophoenix elegans which will be raffled at closing.
The cost will be $45 per member. Please send payment to David Bleistein, PSSC Treasurer, at Box 6, La Habra, CA 90633-0006. You can also use PayPal to sign up online, http://palmssc.org/next-pssc-meeting-27/.
The Annual Banquet will be held at the Recital Hall Room in Balboa Park, San Diego. This is just south of the Organ Pavilion and Palm Garden in the Park. The Recital Hall is adjacent to the larger Balboa Park Room. There is free parking very close but the lot gets full as the day goes on. So, come earlyand parking is easier to find.
Balboa Park is between Park Blvd. and Sixth Ave. just north of Freeway 5 in downtown San Diego. But, so you don’t get lost, follow directions below.
From the north, the easiest way is to take Fwy 5 south. Head toward San Diego. Before the Airport, exit east on Washington Ave. In about 2 miles turn right (south) on Fourth Ave. In about two miles turn left on Laurel. Continue and you enter Balboa Park. Laurel ends at an open Plaza where you must turn right. Continue right for about 1000 feet. Behind the International Cottages is the Balboa Park Club. We are in the Recital Hall next door. Parking is just south of this location.
From inland areas, take the Fwy 15 south. Merge on Fwy 163 South as you approach central San Diego (before freeway 8). Continue south on Fwy 163. Just past the intersection with Freeway 8, stay in the right hand lanes and exit 6th Ave. off Fwy 163 . Continue on 6th Ave. toLaurel, turn left and follow directions above.
From the south, take Freeway 5 north. Exit 6th Ave. north off the freeway near downtown. Continue for one mile to Laurel St., turning right and following directions above.
Up on the Housetop in La Habra, California
As long as I'm able, I'll climb my ladder onto my roof and take a few palmy pictures.
This is for 2016. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and happy New Year.
Butch the Roystonea regia, and Butch and Alfalfa
Cuesta Linda, the estate of Jeffry and Christine Brusseau (PSSC Tour, Image Gallery)
The Palm Society of Southern California held its latest meeting on September 17, 2016 at the estate of Jeff and Christine Brusseau in Vista, California. This stunning 2 acre property is filled with over 2000 different species of plants, all of them receiving constant care and meticulous attention.
Below are some photos I took on that special day. I am very grateful to Mr. Brusseau in permitting me to post these images here for all of you to enjoy.
Dypsis leptocheilos before and after
It's amazing what you'll find rooting through your old pictures.
I found this picture of my famed Teddy Bears when they were about three years in the ground and still small, in 2009, contrasted with 7 years later, today.
PSSC November 19, 2016 Meeting, Altadena, California, Los Angeles County
The Palm Society of Southern California's November 2016, meeting, potluck and auction will be held at the home of Greg Haines and John Cressey at 2170 Mendocino Lane, Altadena, CA on November 19, 2016, starting at 10:00 a.m. continuing to about 3:00 p.m.
Greg Haines and John Cressey joined the Palm Society in 1976. Their Oakland home and its palms and tropical planting were lost in the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm. Long members of The Huntington Library and Gardens they moved to Altadena. Their 1920s Spanish revival home with garden is on historic Mendocino Lane that has an impressive planting of Washingtonia robusta, the skyduster palm, that line both sides of the curved street from Allen to Altadena Drive. Planted in 1925, the palms currently reach up about 75 feet and provide an impressive gateway to the 1928 Spanish home.
The garden is over an acre in size and includes some 140 species. However, the goal has been to create a tropical landscape more than a collection of palm trees. There are several water features and winding paths that lead to a tea house, a five-tier waterfall and on to a king palm forest that honors the memory of Warren Dolby, an early champion of the Palm Society and its research/publications.
9:30- Board of Directors Meeting
11:00- Members arrive to tour the garden
12:00- Potluck lunch- Main chicken dish will be provided, Please bring your favorite dish to share
1:00- General meeting followed by awesome auction
Address of Greg Haines and John Cressey: 2170 Mendocino Lane, Altadena, CA 91001
From the West: 110 FWY until it ends and becomes Arroyo Parkway. Proceed north, turn right on
Colorado Blvd. Then left on Allen Ave. Head north past 210 FWY, past New York Dr., and right on
Mendocino. Go 1 1/2 block, garden is on the right.
If using the 210 FWY: from the west exit Hill St., go 3 blocks, left on Allen, north to Mendocino Lane.
From East and South using 605 FWY: North on 605, get on to 210 FWY going west. Exit Allen Ave.,
turn right, head north, turn right on Mendocino Lane.