IPS has posted it's pre & post tours. Unfortunately, the do not go to areas where you can see the Spiny Forest, Succulents, Baobabs. Of course, it is the palm society so they are focused on palms.
Is there anyone out there that would like to join us on Madagascar tour that would take us to see the iconic plants that I listed above ? A tour company will customize. and provide a quote So let me know if you are interested, and preference for either before or after the biennial in Reunion.
South Florida Palm Society - Spring Garden Tour
May 4th, 2019 - Fairchild Gardens and nearby private gardens
For more info, follow the link to the topic: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/59983-sfps-spring-garden-tour-may-4th-2019-s-florida-fairchild-matheson-hammock-two-private-gardens-secret/
By Tracy S
I understand the 2020 IPS Biennial will be held in Reunion Island. Do we have firm dates yet? When will the travel details be available?
Jeff Searle and the family are featured in the latest "The Tropical Garden" from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in "Landscape we Love" and there's a two-page spread on Jeff's "top 10 palms for south Florida." Here goes:
1. Carpoxylon macrospermum
2. Licuala grandis
3. Satakentia liukiuensis (I'm prejudiced in favor)
4. Copernicia baileyana (I've managed to kill two youngsters)
5. Areca catechu
6. Licuala peltata var. sumawongii
7. Pelagodoxa henryana
8. Cyrtostachys renda (portable, to be moved inside on chilly nights)
9. Neoveitchia storckii
10. Hydiastele dransfieldii
Hello from Cali, Colombia. It is the evening of the Farewell Dinner, but I will take a few minutes to post some pics from the adventure. Bo (bgl) and I spent a few days in Bogotá in advance of the Biennial. We visited the Jardín Botanico de Bogotá and also went up the teleférico to the top of Montserrate to take in views of the city. The elevation of the city is 8,675 ft. (2,644 m.) and the top of the hill is 10,341 ft. (3,152 m.), a good way to acclimate for hiking at lower levels to see Ceroxylon.