By Cindy Adair
On PT I see all the stunning photos and descriptions of past and future travel with the International Palm Society.
Here’s the group of us on the unforgettable Sarawak, Borneo pre tour in 2016.
I recall times I almost did not sign up due to time, family and work constraints and costs involved.
However every time it is only the trips I missed that I regret.
And the friendships I have made across the world are at least as important as the sights and experiences.
I took my first IPS trip using hoarded airline points through a country I had to find on a map (Qatar) to a place of my dreams (Thailand) in 2012, based primarily on comments by Palm Talk users I had never met.
I am asking all of you now who have traveled anywhere on an IPS sponsored trip to post why you loved your trip(s).
Photos always welcome, but not required.
Old Man Palm from Jeff Searle in Flo-Rida. 12 years in the ground from a 1 gallon size. Slow and steady wins the race. Who has one in California??
By BPK Palm Addict
I just wanted to give a shout out to Jeff Searle. We lost a lot of our palms last year due to Hurricane Irma. Last week Jeff spent half of his day with us helping us pick out lots of beautiful palms to go back in our garden. I will post some pictures when this wind stops and we can get them in the ground.
Thanks again Jeff.
Joe and Kim
By mike in kurtistown
During the southern Thailand pre-tour before the 2012 biennail, we visited the Khao Sak National Park. I collected seeds of an unknown palm on the road past the park headquarters. There were a line of them, suggesting strongly that they were a cultivated planting. The fruits were oval, 1.0 inch long and 0.6 inch wide, and were a coral/orange color. Leaf bases were yellowish. Since I was preoccupied with a bleeding leech bite, I foolishly neglected to get a picture.
I have grown one of them here at home. Planting one in a near full-sun location, the leaves burnt almost as soon as they grew, though the plant seems to be a fast grower.I have kept it covered with shadecloth, and it has grown well. It will be moved as soon as I can find a better place for it.
I hope that someone will volunteer to ID this palm. Pictures follow.
By Kevin S
Just got back from a vacation in Thailand. Saw a coconut palm I wish I had.