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PSSC MARCH, 2010 MEETING

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DoomsDave

Well, smack me upside my head with a frozen durian . . . . :lol:

I'm stoked and my anticipation is stroked because our March 20, 2010 Palm Society of Southern California meeting is going to be at two marvelous San Diego gardens, not far from the 5 Freeway.

GARDEN OF JIM WRIGHT

Ever wonder what it would be like to have Rhopalistylus, Hedyscepe, and Howeas for tall canopy, instead of the usual Archontophoenix? Ever cry yourself to sleep believing you will never see such a thing in your life, without paying a fortune in air fare for a trip to the South Pacific?

Well, put away your crying towel, bring your portable swooning chaise lounge and come to the meeting at Mr. Wright's garden!

Jim is a longtime member of our Society and began his garden in the early 1960’s. When he ran out of garden space, he bought the house next door for expanding the garden. He benefits from envy-inducing San Diego weather and has mature, towering, canopy-sized Rhopalostylis, Hedyscepe, Euterpe, Dypsis, rare Chamaedorea, Kentiopsis, and all sorts of other cool tropical plants, including a whole bunch of Epidendrum radicans orchids in a rainbow of colors growing outdoors. With the help and creativity of his now-deceased wife, Lise, the Wrights created a truly spectacular garden. Lise added the artistic touch to the garden and designed a lot of the plantings and mosaics in the adjacent garden, a true treasure and pleasure for the senses.

Lise and Jim had our screaming mob over for a meeting a few years back, and I can say: I came, I saw, I swooned. Rhopies with twenty feet of trunk. A 30 (three-oh!) foot tall Euterpe edulis which probably has produced some of the northernmost acai berries on earth. A totally bitchen boardwalk all through the place.

GARDEN OF LELAND FLETCHER

Very close to the Wright garden is the home of Leland Fletcher. Known by his nickname “Fletch”, he has a sloped backyard landscaped with rare palms and cycads. His garden offers near mature genera like Coccothrinax (8 species), Pritchardia, Dypsis, Pseudophoenix and others. His garden is 16 years old and very impressive. Fletch has many other hobbies to keep himself busy but cordially invited our group in for a tour. His wide driveway will be the site of our auction and raffle.

Note: No picking of fruits or seeds at either garden! :rage:

ITINERARY:

9:30 AM: Board Meeting at Jim Wright’s house

11:00 AM: Regular Meeting at the garden of Jim Wright

12:15 PM: Depart the garden of Jim Wright, get lunch on your own. At the north end of Burgener there are multiple fast food restaurants and a sit down buffet.

1:00 PM: Meet at the garden of Leland Fletcher. Auction and Plant Raffle

3:30PM: Adjournment of Meeting

DONATIONS OF PLANTS ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO FLETCH’S HOUSE

DIRECTIONS:

JIM WRIGHT’S GARDEN: 3151 BURGENER, S.D., CA (PHONE 619 2087272):

Take Freeway 5 to the Mission Bay area of San Diego (2 miles north of Fwy 8).

Exit Clairmont Drive east. Go one mile up the hill

Turn right on Burgener (at south end of shopping center).

Continue one mile south to 2151 Burgener. Enter garden through south gate

LELAND FLETCHER’S GARDEN: 2731 PENROSE ST, SD, CA (PHONE 619 2750161)

Return north on Burgener for a little less than a mile (before Clairmont Dr).

Turn left on Field St. Note that Field St. turns into Penrose St.

Fletch's house is on the left, 3731 Penrose St. The one with all the palms . . . . :D

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DoomsDave

Be there!

Aloha! :lol:

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BS Man about Palms

Heres an Idea. We should try to get a group photo of all the attending Palm talk members at the Jubea grove down the hill from the gardens at Mission bay. (About 2-3 miles at most as the crow flies. )

That would be cool.

Anyone else game?

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DoomsDave

So you're gonna be there?

Or are we gonna have to kidnap you . . . . :)

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BS Man about Palms

I plan on being there, I'm just trying to get a Palmtalk "group photo". I think that would be cool.

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Kim

Palmtalk "group photo" sounds suspiciously like a PRA! :)

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BS Man about Palms

Palmtalk "group photo" sounds suspiciously like a PRA! :)

Okie Dokie! So Kim's in too!!!! Yay!!!

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JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

Sounds like a nice idea Bill!

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MattyB

Otay buttwheat!

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BS Man about Palms

Ooooo two more! We're up to 4! :D

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Walter John

Agree Kim, there's a PRA in the woods... B)

enjoy the day folks

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DoomsDave

Agree Kim, there's a PRA in the woods... B)

enjoy the day folks

Dang, Wal, your avatar changes like the weather . . ..

How's the new garden? Post some new pictures . . . . . ! :)

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paulgila

mattyb & i MET on this very same garden tour a few yrs ago so please bring a nice anniversary gift. :wub:

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BS Man about Palms

Early miscount, but now looks like 6!! More??

When is best?

Before Ralphs,

between?

After the end??

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Hilo Jason

I'm in for the meeting and Palm talk photo!

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MattyB

Bill,

Who's Ralph? Are you sniffing perlite again?

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BS Man about Palms

Bill,

Who's Ralph? Are you sniffing perlite again?

:blush:

Oops. I meant our own San Diego version of Ralph. Jim Wright. Sorry Jim. :)

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MattyB

Bill, put down the Dr. Pepper and step away from the Livistona victoriae.

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Jeff Searle

I nominate Matty to take the group shot picture. :unsure:

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paulgila

come on,jeff.you know that matts camera can only take half of a picture before the batteries die!

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Palmgrover

Count me in! Meeting and photo.

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DoomsDave

Any of our local members have any pictures?

The dog ate all of mine . . .. . :(

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BS Man about Palms

Any of our local members have any pictures?

The dog ate all of mine . . .. . :(

OF??????

The Meetings YET TO BE on the 20th of this month?

OR the Jubea grove?

Here are some illustrious Florida people taking some of the grove in...

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(PS- there are 9 or 10 in this pic, some WAY back there)

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Perito

O.K., I want in! I'm supposed to attend the Board meeting at 9:30A so I hope it's in between gardens or after the meeting.

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DoomsDave

Any of our local members have any pictures?

The dog ate all of mine . . .. . :(

Pictures of the Wright Garden, Fletch's Garden, or both . . . .

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DoomsDave

O.K., I want in! I'm supposed to attend the Board meeting at 9:30A so I hope it's in between gardens or after the meeting.

Bring LOTS OF PLANTS for the auction. My motor mouth is getting a tuneup . . . . :lol::drool::mrlooney:

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Urban Rainforest

Finally a meeting in my neck of the woods :D . Planning on being there for both. Jim's garden is one of the first I ever saw and still one of my favorites!

Stevo

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DoomsDave

So, who else is coming to the meeting?

Out thyselves, for whosoever outeth themselves, is blessed.

Or, at least well-acknowledged.

Go ye, to the meeting, take pictures, and post them wherever ye might . . .

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LJG

Red Five standing by.

Trying to get a few others who went into retirement to go too.

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Tassie_Troy1971

So, who else is coming to the meeting?

Out thyselves, for whosoever outeth themselves, is blessed.

Or, at least well-acknowledged.

Go ye, to the meeting, take pictures, and post them wherever ye might . . .

Take lots of pics Dave - can't wait to see the garden !

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BS Man about Palms

After talking with various folks, it looks like the best chance for the group photo op will be between the garden tours. It will work best to get to Jims yard early so we can peel off, get the pics, then lunch and to the next yard.

Its only a couple mile drive at most, I'll bring my big truck and maybe some others can bring similar, to haul mini groups there and back.

I'm gonna shoot for Jim's yard about 10:30-10:45 So maybe we can leave at 12:00 to get there (5+ min. drive) If anyone shows on their own, we'll be the easy nuts to see near the Jubea's :D

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BS Man about Palms

NOTICE- ERROR ON JIM WRIGHTS ADDRESS!

ITS 2151 Burgener Blvd!! Its "2" NOT "3"!!!

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BS Man about Palms

Here is a link to a map of Jims location (the "A") if you look to the left of that between the I-5 and the water near the Hilton are the Jubea's! :D

http://maps.google.c...151+BURGENER+Rd,+San+Diego&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=3151+Burgener+Blvd,+San+Diego,+CA+92117&gl=us&ei=WB6dS7LPAZGmswPn2cm_Aw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ8gEwAA

Sorry- I don't know how to do a screen capture, you'll have to look for the San Diego address and navigate left! (west)

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BS Man about Palms
:huh:
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paulgila

After talking with various folks, it looks like the best chance for the group photo op will be between the garden tours. It will work best to get to Jims yard early so we can peel off, get the pics, then lunch and to the next yard.

Its only a couple mile drive at most, I'll bring my big truck and maybe some others can bring similar, to haul mini groups there and back.

I'm gonna shoot for Jim's yard about 10:30-10:45 So maybe we can leave at 12:00 to get there (5+ min. drive) If anyone shows on their own, we'll be the easy nuts to see near the Jubea's :D

a cautionary note: if you go somewhere with bill you are subject to being the victim of "side-trip bill sanford."

you have been warned. :mrlooney:

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DoomsDave

thanks BS MAN

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freakypalmguy

You know me, I'll just photshop myself into the center of the shot.

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BeaumontTropics

I'm taking measures to try and scoot down to San Diego for this! Hopefully everything will work out and I'll be able to make it! I'll know more by Wednesday for sure! What time is the photo op at the juby grove? I could be down for that also!

-eric

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BS Man about Palms

Should be close to high noon for the photo.

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