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.
JANUARY 17, 2019 BANQUET, MEETING AND AUCTION
The PSSC’s annual banquet, meeting and auction will be held on January 17, 2019, at the Sherman Library and Gardens, located at 2647 Pacific Coast Highway, in Corona del Mar, Orange County. http://www.slgardens.org/home (949) 673-2261
We held our banquet last year here and loved it so much we came back again this year. Wonder why we loved it so much? Oh, count the ways! A great and growing palm collection, which includes palms that PSSC members have donated. A great and growing collection of other plants, as the garden management scours the globe for great material.
And, plenty of free parking, handicapped access, an elegant dining room, and relatively easy access by pretty much everyone in southern California. What’s not to love?
This year’s speaker will be Dr. Larry Noblick, from Montgomery Botanical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Noblick is a noted palm biologist, taxonomist, plant surveyor, author and palm explorer. He’s also a PSSC member. Imagine Indiana Jones, with a Ph.D in biology from the University of Chicago. Aside from dozens of articles, monographs, etc., in publications ranging from our beloved Palm Journal to academic journals, Dr. Noblick has also been to all the fascinating places we dream of visiting, including, but not limited to: Madagascar (twice), Brazil (13 times), New Caledonia, Paraguay (3 times), the Seychelles, Belize and many more. He’s the guy who re-organized the genus Syagrus. He’s been there, done that, and seen more than most of us palm nuts can even imagine. Serious palm nuts are excited.
The cost of the banquet is $58 per person. We recommend you sign up soon, as we expect this event to sell out, like last year.
You can sign up with PayPal via the PSSC’s website http://palmssc.org/2019-pssc-banquet-sherman-library-and-garden-1/. You can also mail checks, payable to the PSSC to:
PO Box 6
La Habra, CA 90633-0006
9:30 a.m.: PSSC board meeting
10:00 a.m.: Tours of Sherman Gardens
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.: General meeting announcements
1:00 p.m. Talk by Dr. Noblick
2:30 p.m.: Auction
These have been in the ground From FB 1 gallons for 10 years now.
Trouble free growers.
Started out in a lot of sun but since getting shaded out.
Nice color in the crown shafts after removing sheaths.
The PSSC’s much ballyhooed meeting at the home and garden of Patrick and Jolynn Mahoney was attended by more than 100 - some say up to about 150 - palm nuts, spouses children and friends on Saturday November 17, 2018.