Say-it-ten-times-fast . . .
Yesterday's PSSC meeting in Poway, CA was a rip-roarin' success, so I heard. For various reasons, I missed much of it, so maybe you who did make it there can provide a few visual and narrative highlights?
I did get there, really late (like I hope for my own funeral) and I hear tell it was quite the event, even (especially?) before I got there.
Thanks to @Josh-O, @BS Man about Palms, @daxin and others who attended, included @Darold Petty who came on down from San Francisco for the fun in the sun.
After a long absence I have rediscovered Shorpy, the online vintage photo site. The link below leads to an 1897 photo of a waterside walk lined with coconut palms. They look like a dwarf, not tall, variety. Anyone agree? Great photo.
After losing my coconuts to severe inundations this past summer, I’m looking towards to buying a few more cocos. While here in the RGV the Mexican Tall variety works well, it’s awfully hard to get your hands on one due to the fact that they’re not allowed to be brought into the US. Therefore, I was wondering, is there a possible way that one could order a husked coconut // seedling (preferably) from an online source that has coconuts from Hawaii or India? I really want to try growing either one of those varieties.
Yesterday was the PSSC’s July 2018 meeting, potluck and auction, in the La Jolla section of San Diego.
Thanks @Philfor setting it up!
Hyophorbe languncaulis at second garden.
PSSC JULY MEETING SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018
TWO GARDENS IN LA JOLLA, CA
NEITHER PREVIOUSLY TOURED
POTLUCK LUNCH, BRING A DISH
Our next meeting of the PSSC will be Saturday, 21 July, 2018. Both gardens are in La Jolla (an area of San Diego) and neither has ever been toured by our group.
The first garden is at the Home of Mark Tarpin. Mark had this to say about his love for palms and the garden:
"I started growing rare palms, tropical fruits and tropical flowers in approximately 1984. My collection did not become extensive until I moved into my current residence which I have been in
for approximately 30 years. After traveling to many tropical countries I wished I could come back to San Diego and reproduce what I saw. Very few people were growing these types of products
but after reaching out to the palm society presidents past and present, rare fruit society presidents and orchid growers I have managed to accumulate a beautiful combination of palms, flowers and fruits. I have aproximately 20 species of palms and 8 to 10 species of cycads. I also have over 50 species of orchids most which are mounted to trees. In addition approximately 10 to15 different types of rare fruits and ferns are sprinkled into my garden."
The second garden is at the home of Peter and Judy Jol. Peter had this to say about his garden:
"In 1990 I started planting palms in our first home in the Clairemont district of San Diego. But, this home was no longer large enough with our two young children. So, in 1995 we moved into our
second home in the Mt Soledad area. But, my interest in the palm started at the first home while working with a friend at SDGE. He has a beautiful palm garden in Vista and after seeing it for the
first time, I was completely hooked! Most of my palms were planted at the Mt. Soledad property. Some of the more interesting palms include Archontophoenix Alexandrae, Burretiokentia hapala,
Burretiokentia dumasai, Dypsis leptocheilos, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Pinanga Coronata, Chambeyronia Macrocarpa “Water Melon”, Sabal mauritiiformis/yapa, Rhopalostylis purple crown
shaft and Sapida. All are large mature palms now and over 20 years old. I think my favorite is the Hyophorbe lagenicaulis which has approximately 6’ of clean trunk, a beautiful crown shaft, and 5 to 6 arching leaves. Planted against a south facing side of our home, it receives all day full sun and radiant heat. It sees very little frost if any during our mild winters and has grown to near
perfection. It flowers constantly and has produced viable seed. You will also see Plumeria cultivars, a few cycads and some Heliconias."
9:45 AM Board of Directors Meeting at first garden
11:00 AM Begin Tour Tarpin Garden
12:15 PM Depart Tarpin Garden
12:30 PM Arrive to the Jol Garden – Offload donated plants - Begin Potluck Lunch
1:00 PM Tour the Jol Garden
2:15 PM Finish Tour, Begin Formal Meeting, Announcements
2:45 PM Plant Auction and Raffle
4:00 PM Adjourn Meeting – Clean Up Help Requested
ADDRESSES FOR BOTH GARDENS:
TARPIN GARDEN (FIRST GARDEN): 1440 COTTONTAIL LANE, LA JOLLA, CA 92037
JOL GARDEN (SECOND GARDEN): 5275 SOLEDAD RANCHO COURT, SAN DIEGO, CA 92109
DIRECTIONS TO THE TARPIN GARDEN: FROM THE NORTH, HEAD TOWARD DOWNTOWN
AND TAKE EXIT 23 TOWARD BEACHES. CONTINUE, TURNING RIGHT ONTO GARNET AVE.
FROM THE SOUTH, JUST PAST CLAIREMONT DR, EXIT ONTO GRAND/GARNET AVE.
CONTINUE ON MISSIOON BAY DR. AND TURN LEFT ONTO GARNET AVE. .
THEN FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS TURN RIGHT ONTO SOLEDAD MOUNTAIN RD, LEFT ON
BERYL ST., RIGHT ON FOOTHILL BLVD., RIGHT ON CORDENO, LEFT ON ARCHER DR., RIGHT
ON LA JOLLA MESA RD AND LEFT ON COTTONWOOD LANE.
DIRECTIONS FROM FIRST GARDEN TO JOL GARDEN: GO EAST ON COTTONTAIL LANE,
RIGHT ON LA JOLLA MESA DR, LEFT ON TURQUOISE ST., A SOFT RIGHT ONTO FOOTHILL
BLVD., LEFT ONTO BERYL ST., LEFT ONTO SOLEDAD MT. ROAD, RIGHT ONTO SOLEDAD
RANCHO RD,. LEFT ONTO SOLEDAD RANCHO COURT
Bathroom available at second garden only
Wear appropriate shoes – No heels!
Bring hot or cold dish for the Potluck – Drinks will be provided at nominal voluntary charge
Bring donations for Auction and Raffle – 1 to 5 gallon size preferred
Questions: Contact Phil Bergman, San Diego Area Chairman, 619 291 4605