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Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat
Is Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat a good resource for 8b, upper Gulf Coast (Alabama)? I see both authors are based in Dade County, so I wonder if the focus is on tropical palms. If not this book, is there one that you'd recommend?
I've already learned a great deal by perusing and asking questions here, but I'm old fashioned about wanting an authoritative volume for my shelf!
A walk around UWA
Today, with my Wife and Daughter, I went to the University of Western Australia, they had an open day with lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike. I decided to take some photos of the gardens, although we are still in winter here and the plants are not looking their best they are still quite lovely and provide a pleasant place for a quiet wander. Hope you like the pics,
Designing with Palms - free talk at Sherman Gardens by Jason Dewees
Hello fellow palm enthusiasts and International Palm Society members, I'll be giving a slide talk tomorrow evening, July 10, 2018, at 7pm at the Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar, near Newport Beach, about designing with palms. The beautiful photos are by Caitlin Atkinson, the photographer on my recent book from Timber Press,
Designing with Palms. I will also be signing the book after the talk.
Come say hello.
Tuesday, July 10 at 7 pm - Free Event
Designing with Palms
Jason Dewees, horticulturist and palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, will give a presentation at the Sherman Library and Gardens with photos by Caitlin Atkinson on the power of palms in garden design. He will discuss palms' appeal to the senses and their use in creating garden styles, as well as basic information gardeners need to know about the diverse palm family, including a portfolio of useful hardy palms and tropical staples. Come see why palms' beauty and diversity earns them a place in well-designed gardens throughout the warmer parts of the world - including California.
Jason Dewees talk about Designing with Palms at San Diego Horticultural Society meeting
Hello, fellow Palm Society members and palm enthusiasts, I will be presenting tonight at the monthly meeting of the San Diego Horticultural Society at 6pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 92122. The fee is $15 for general public, free for SD Hort Society members.
The topic is designing with palms, and I'll be showing beautiful photos by Caitlin Atkinson and talking about ideas in my new book from Timber Press, Designing with Palms.
Designing with Palms
The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms in creating lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason will share his expertise in the power of palms in garden design, their appeal to the senses, and their use in creating garden styles. He will also present basic information gardeners and designers need to know about the diverse palm family, including a portfolio of useful hardy palms and tropical staple species. Come see why the beauty and diversity of palms, from delicate understory plants and hardy shrubs to graceful trees and even bamboo-like clusters, earn them a place in well-designed gardens throughout the warmer parts of the world—including California.
The Book, "The Palms of Cuba" is on sale!
From July 6 until July 16, The Palms of Cuba book will be on sale at $5.00 off (12.5% savings) the regular price of $39.95 or $34.95. This very limited time offer includes free shipping and the book being autographed by the author when purchased on www.palmnutpages.com. Don't miss this unique opportunity to buy a copy for yourself or as a gift for that special palm nut you know. This offer may not be repeated! Amazon.com is also offering this sale price for the same time period but the books will not be autographed or necessarily shipped free unless buyers are prime customers. They do offer the best shipping rates for international customers though. For more information, you can visit the Facebook page made up for this book at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Palms-of-Cuba-1235550999909816/.