Living in the Azores since 2015 after spending most of my adult life in New England, I've had a chance to explore most of S. Miguel island as a hiking guide. I've also started growing several palms in at quinta minuvida orchard lodge, our business. Most of them are looking pretty good by now.
Posting here some images of my palm garden, the neighborhood and the island. I've found that pretty much everything grows since the climate is even, with high humidity and rain. I don't fertilize or water any of my palms or fruit trees.
Please feel free to ask questions.
The Roystonea on the forefront has been on the ground about three years now from 1 gallon container.
Alfie 18 months on the ground from 1 gallon.
Kentias by the pool. Bought them already large.
One of the Kentias I transplanted 3 years ago from 5 gallon. Growing like crazy.
Yoga in our banana plantation.
Sunset in the neighborhood.
Mountains and waterfalls...
Life is a beach...
On the island's trails.
Palms from around the island.
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?
Our new palmetum, Doranakanda Estate in his natural situation, endemic palms are A.concinna and Caryota urens
Despite that I can't post to Garden galleries I wanna share some photos from czech biggest greenhouse called Fata Morgana. This greenhouse is located in Prague. Link: http://www.botanicka.cz/hlavni-stranka/general-information-en.html?page_id=1186
By Ken Johnson
This thread is designed to establish a place where we can meet to talk about PalmTalk and the IPS.
IPAC membership is granted free to anyone that wants to join. We have several members now and we have already made a huge difference for PalmTalk. Last year we helped find members and their stories of how they became members of IPS through finding PalmTalk (PT) online. We presented those stories to the Board of Directors at their meeting in Thailand and help to convince them of the value of PalmTalk to the IPS. After the full presentation of motions to further fund PalmTalk the votes came easily in favor!
_Wal, a fine member from Australia, is in fact interviewing a member now about how he found this place. I have seen some of it and it is very interesting. For sure you will all feel a common bond with Josh.
Now the rest of the members of IPAC will check in a little at a time and tell you more about our efforts. One quick thing. We are a virtual committee. Not assigned by anyone. Our purpose is to help and to have some fun along the way. Please join us for those purposes only. Thanks!