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The Palm Society of Southern California held its latest meeting on September 17, 2016 at the estate of Jeff and Christine Brusseau in Vista, California. This stunning 2 acre property is filled with over 2000 different species of plants, all of them receiving constant care and meticulous attention.

Below are some photos I took on that special day. I am very grateful to Mr. Brusseau in permitting me to post these images here for all of you to enjoy.

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Jeff telling us about the Jubaea
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THAT one! Wow...
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Lunch
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Looking back as I was leaving - I don't know whose car that was but it complemented the colors perfectly.
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...now, are you ready for the gallery? :yay:
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All the pictures above were taken from outside the property!

 

...and now let's see what's inside the gates:

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And this concludes the gallery for now, but there may be more coming later as I go through the photos I took.

Again, these pictures were posted WITH PERMISSION. A very special thanks to Jeff for allowing me to post the pictures here.

 

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Pedro 65

Youve smashed it once again Pando/  Ando , Spectacular shots, all of em, well done.:greenthumb::greenthumb:

Beautiful gardens Mr and Mrs Brusseau :wub:

The Orange Dodge ( I assume) sets off the Blanchettiana's very well :)       Pete 

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doranakandawatta

OMG, seeing all these wonderful pictures after wake up, what a way of starting a good day! thanks.

Pando, are you a professional photographer ?
Again I think this would make a wonderful book in a "palm garden" collection. you have 5 continents in which gardens are waiting for you. 

 

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Hammer

Well done Ando.  Thanks for sharing the photos too Jeff.

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OverGrown

I love the color, layers and textures of this garden.  Thanks again Pando!  

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2 hours ago, Pedro 65 said:

Youve smashed it once again Pando/  Ando , Spectacular shots, all of em, well done.:greenthumb::greenthumb:

Beautiful gardens Mr and Mrs Brusseau :wub:

The Orange Dodge ( I assume) sets off the Blanchettiana's very well :)       Pete 

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Good try Pete... The most entertaining part is the Pontiac GTO is owned by Brenda GEIGER.... yes, car girl, married to plant guy Len...lol

 

FANTASTIC PICS AND GARDEN!!!!

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15 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Good try Pete... The most entertaining part is the Pontiac GTO is owned by Brenda GEIGER.... yes, car girl, married to plant guy Len...lol

 

FANTASTIC PICS AND GARDEN!!!!

Its a "Beast" to say the least :wub: Len, your wife Brenda must gets some looks driving that.....no ? marks needed..

Thanks for the heads up Bill. ;)      Pete

Edit..I looked it up, so its a 1969 GTO then ?

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1 hour ago, Pedro 65 said:

Its a "Beast" to say the least :wub: Len, your wife Brenda must gets some looks driving that.....no ? marks needed..

Thanks for the heads up Bill. ;)      Pete

Edit..I looked it up, so its a 1969 GTO then ?

All good Bill, I think Im  3 yrs too late, so its a 66 GTO  ??.:wub: Nah, she 's a 69er :) 

Lovely positioning Brenda.:greenthumb::greenthumb:

Pete

Sorry, Ando but blame it on Len for getting Brenda to park right out front :) 

 

                                                                      

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    1969 PONTIAC GTO
    Original GTO Judge, RHD, rebuilt ram air 4 motor . rebuilt turbo 400 automatic, rebuilt 12 bolt limited slip diff. Spare original ram air 3 motor. Minor damage, new bonnet to be fitted, interior good.
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Palm Tree Jim

Great pictures Pando!

 

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DoomsDave

Thanks to Pando for the pictures, and Mr. Rare for hosting the event that made them possible.

You can always go see a nice garden. But doesn't an outing with like-minded friends increase the joys exponentially? I think it does. That happy vibe still reverberates, and re-reverberates every time I see the pictures.

Thanks to all the PSSC members who came. And, another salute to Larry Black, not a Palm Talker, who also had a major hand in making this possible. And to the volunteers who assisted in many large and small ways, including providing tours (Len, Jeff, Bill) and Casey at the gate all day, and the donors for the auction.

 

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Chris Chance

Great shots! Seems like I'm back at the meeting! I had a good time at this one. Thanks Jeff for allowing us to have this tour of that fantastic garden. 

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Dear god! What bright orange brom is that by the front driveway?

 

Great photos! and amazing garden!

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1 hour ago, Jdiaz31089 said:

Dear god! What bright orange brom is that by the front driveway?

 

Great photos! and amazing garden!

Aechmea blanchetiana

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17 minutes ago, Monòver said:
1 hour ago, Jdiaz31089 said:

Dear god! What bright orange brom is that by the front driveway?

Aechmea blanchetiana

:floor:    it's "The Judge"!

This is hilarious. Len's private shuttle (nice ride btw, I had no idea, lol) gets more comments than Jeff's garden. C'mon folks, this is Palmtalk :lol: 

But thanks everyone, I'm glad you like the photos :)

 

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