By Anne-Tahina Metz
Hi all !
I was very surprised when Kim reached me to let me know about this fundraiser ! I am so glad and happy about this initiative ! It brought me back to so many memories from the discovery.
It was such an exciting thing to be part of ! Of course I was just a kid and didn’t measure the importance of it but now I realise how exceptional it is to have a tree named after me.
I remember the whole thing from the picnic, to my Dad coming home one day telling us that Bruno had posted it on PalmTalk and everyone was going ballistic over it !
I remember all the times we went to the site to see the inflorescence and how it evolved. We went to pick up the seeds and, in our garage, counted them and packed them to be shipped.
My dad really wanted me to be as involved as I could in this discovery and I will never thank him enough for that.
I remember Dr Dransfield’s visit, I remember seeing the excitement in his eyes when he first say the palm tree, it was like Christmas morning for him.
If you have any question, please feel free to ask them, I will do my best to answer them
I thank all the PalmTalk community for it’s generosity and for not forgetting about the Tahina. You guys are amazing !!
lots of love
see attachent a picture of me climbing a Tahina back in 2008
I'm potting up my Lithops today
i decided to put them in some of those white food containers and then keep spacing them when they get bigger cause i have limited space but it does get tedious.
unlike most plants i have i can grow these all the way to maturity cause they stay small.
Is anyone else growing these or similar succulents?
By Cindy Adair
On PT I see all the stunning photos and descriptions of past and future travel with the International Palm Society.
Here’s the group of us on the unforgettable Sarawak, Borneo pre tour in 2016.
I recall times I almost did not sign up due to time, family and work constraints and costs involved.
However every time it is only the trips I missed that I regret.
And the friendships I have made across the world are at least as important as the sights and experiences.
I took my first IPS trip using hoarded airline points through a country I had to find on a map (Qatar) to a place of my dreams (Thailand) in 2012, based primarily on comments by Palm Talk users I had never met.
I am asking all of you now who have traveled anywhere on an IPS sponsored trip to post why you loved your trip(s).
Photos always welcome, but not required.
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?
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.