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Wanted - Big Bizzie in So Cal
I'm looking for a large Bismarckia to take the place of large Caryota I'm going to edit out.
15 -gallon and up, send me a PM
PSSC’s May 2018 meeting mass PRA
Here’s pics from our meeting
post your own!
The Van Twist Garden
Location, Location, Location
The other day I was in conversation with a Realtor and was asked, "Where is the best place in orange county for building a palm garden?" This really got me thinking. If I were to ever move, where would I want to go based on palms alone, within Orange county of course. I'm in Orange, about 14 miles from the ocean. We can tend to get a bit cool but also fairly hot. I've been here only 2.5 years and have recorded 107. My soil is fairly well draining and rich. The winds and dry air can get downright nasty with 40mph gusts with single digit humidity. I assume that this question is also dependent on what kind of palms. For discussion sake this palm garden would be focused on Dypsis and Pritchardia.
Taking all things into consideration such as temperature, wind events, soil type, sun exposure, microclimate, and geography, where is THE spot.
Looking forward to learning.
R I P Elva West
He was a longtime member of the PSSC and I remember his enormous Hyophorbe langencaulis at his estate in the hills of Anaheim, before they called it Anaheim Hills.
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.