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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/.
Gday all, here's a few pics of my backyard, it needs a bit of a tidy up to remove dead fronds etc....but I like the overgrown look of it. I've always loved palms but don't know a great deal about them although this forum is proving to be a wealth of knowledge and I'm learning a lot here. Thanks for sharing the knowledge that you have, cheers, Dave.
La Palmeraie - introduction & my garden
As a newby (here at least) I think it would be appropriate to introduce myself.
My name is Niek, I'm dutch but live with my wife and two children in Belgium not far from the french border.
Therefor I'm native dutch-french speaker but can help myself in English as well.
I'm certainly still unknown in the English speaking "palmworld" but quite active in the Dutch, French (and a little bit the German) palmfora.
For a couple of years a even was the administrator of the Dutch/Belgian forum "Palmvrienden" but I'm also known by my own website "La Palmeraie".
The site is already quite populair among Dutch/French speakers but I'm now also occupied with the translation to English! Still a lot work to do but I'm working on it....
The idea is that I try to use my studies (biology) together with my own experience to create/publish articles on things I missed online when I started but also main discussions as a complete summary of all the Trachycarpus species or to unravel once and for all the Butia genus naming mystery .
Enough said about me, now a little bit about the garden.
As said, I'm at the french border in a town called Ronse. This corresponds to USDA zone 7a.
I started the hobby in 2003 and therefore have seen winters down to -19°C / -2.2°F.
Mostly I work with palms, bamboo, bananas/taros and grasses. But you'll also find Albizia's, Cycas, Japanese maple trees, tree ferns,...
I hope you will enjoy.
I live in my actual house since end 2009 and started creating from scratch literally in 2010:
And this was last year, same angle