The Hawaii Island Palm Society and Floribunda Palms & Exotics put on their first ever Palm Master Class - and it was pretty mind blowing. The class size was restricted so there were two sessions of a little less than 30 people each. We met at the Hawaiian Acres Community Association and HIPS shuttled people to Floribunda with a rented a shuttle bus and a member's minivan.
This may seem odd. Everyone pushes the envelope with the palms they plant, like how far north can you grow a coconut palm etc. What about the opposite? If I moved to Hawaii of course I would jump both feet in with all the tropical palms I could get my hands on, but I would definitely plant all the cold hardy palms I’m a fan of now too. To me it would be cool to watch the growth rate of a cold hardy palm in a tropical environment. Anyone have sabal minor, sabal palmetto growing in paradise? I would love to see pics!!!
Happy New Year Palmtalk! I am posting to give everyone a heads up on the 2022 Biennial.
Who: IPS members only and due to logistics, max 150 people.
What: the IPS Biennial Hawaii 2022
When: October 9th through the 15th of 2022.
Where: Oahu and Hilo with pre and post tours planned for Maui and Kaua'i. Special notables include Lyon Arboretum, Foster Botanical, Floribunda and Leilani Estates and more.
Why: because it's Hawaii and we love super palmy places!
More details to come but if you plan on making it, save the date, and check in, below!
By Sabal Steve
Anybody know about these? Experiences?
By Kevin S
Today I went to Floribunda Palms to pick up my order. A little sad that Jeff was sick so no palm tour from him he did drag himself out of bed and show up as I was loading my new palms in the truck. I did get a quick walk-through with one of his workers to see the garden. It’s been along time since I’ve been there never enough time on my vacations to do anything. Well I took a few photos that I can share.