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Leland Fletcher garden Palm Society of So California visit
I'm sure there are other photos, but thought I might share some of the highlights for me from Mr. Fletcher's garden. Thank you to the PSSC for organizing the visit and Leland Fletcher for opening his garden.
PSSC NOVEMBER 2017 MEETING
Our next meeting of the Palm Society of Southern California will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The first garden is in the Point Loma district of San Diego (south of Mission Bay) followed by another garden directly above Mission Bay. First we’ll visit the garden of Ann and Lee Cooley. Their garden has a good assortment of mature Chamaedorea, Howea, Caryota gigas, Chambeyronia and Livistona. There are no bathroom privileges at this location – PLEASE plan ahead.
The Second Garden is at the home Leland Fletcher. "Fletch's" garden is quite diverse with a good representation of Cocothrinax, Rhopalostylus, Sabal mauritiformis and many other genera and species. Bathroom privileges at this garden. We will be having our potluck and plant auction/raffle in Leland's driveway. Come, see the gardens, eat the potluck, donate/bid on plants in the auction, get a few raffle tickets. Auction proceeds are an important source of the PSSC'S funding. Please consider sun protection as Fletch's driveway is in the sun. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The Cooley Garden is located at 850 ALBION ST, SAN DIEGO, 92106
Leland Fletcher's is located at 2731 PENROSE ST., SAN DIEGO, 92110
DIRECTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED
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Free Raffle Palm at PSSC Meeting
As you may know the PSSC is having its November 19, 2016 in Altadena this Saturday! http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/51739-pssc-november-2016-meeting/
As an added bonus for attending the November 19, 2016 meeting, the PSSC will provide a choice "raffle palm" to be given to a lucky attendee of the meeting, drawn by lot.
On November 19, 2016, the raffle palm is a 7-gallon Ravenea moorei, donated by Larry Black. It's a beauty! It's about 3 feet tall, planted. Imagine how it would look in your garden! Everyone who attends the meeting is eligible if they're present when the palm is raffled off, at the end of the auction.
ALL ATTENDEES ELIGIBLE! Members, non-members, even PSSC board members.
It's pictured below.
PSSC November 2016 meeting
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.
Palms in Santa Monica parks
Our roving west side Palm-tographer caught some cool palms in the (Rich) People's Republic of Santa Monica.
Feast thine eyes!