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PSSC's September 16, 2023 meeting in San Diego County


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A big WHOOP OF APPLAUSE for Palm Talker and new PSSC San Diego Chair @Josh-O for setting this up! And, our hosts, including @ellidro and @Matt in SDfor agreeing to share their gardening glory.

 

The PSSC's September 16, 2023 meeting will be held at two gardens we've never been to before. This is going to be yin-yang and yang-yin; small and big, and too much and not enough. Two gardens, both full of wonderful palms, many of which I haven't seen in the ground in California before. At their peak in San Diego's glorious climate. 

 

Garden No. One: Nick Ordille, 1075 Guadajara Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. The front yard has some very nice (ALL trunking!) Howeas, a trunking "watermelon" Chambeyronia, a trunking Burretiokentia hapala in full flower, Dypsis rosea (above the house), and a Chysalidocarpus (Dypsis) Teddy Bear, and a very nice, green lawn. Oh, but there's so much more! Out back you'll find, compactly arranged, but not crammed in: a sprawling Ficus dammaropsis above the waterfall; a Chrysalidocarpus (Dypsis) baronii "no petiole" with about 5 nice fat trunks; a big C. "Slick Willy" with about 8 feet of trunk; a C. onilahensis, a Chambeyronia houailou - trunking! - Ravenea julietae (close to trunking), two towering Foxy Lady hybrids, a trunking Benetickia condapana (colorful!), a nearly trunking C. canaliculata, a C. ovobotsira, a trunking Cyphoenix alba (blooming), and a HUGE "Tri Bear" Hybrid Chrysalidocarpus, 20’ tall ‘Step Trunk’ form C. onilahensis. And more. You don't need a palatial estate to have a cool palm garden.

 

A LOT of rare gems in a relatively small space, but savor a while, then head down the freeway to the next garden. It's about 20  minutes away, but so worth it.

 

Garden No. Two: Matt Petrocelli, 3139 Carnagie Place, San Diego, CA 92122. This is a much larger property, everything on a grander scale. Half an acre (approximately), with a nice upsloping garden in the back, with nice paved paths. You won't need to be a mountain goat to navigate this one, though appropriate walking shoes are recommended. Out front, you're greeted by a mature Beccariophoenix, a tall trunking C. madagascarensis and a trunking hybrid C. decipiens x onilahensis. Out back climb the hill and see a nice trunking Jubaeaopsis caffra, a hulking Sabal, a Parajubaea torallyi torallyi with about 15 feet of trunk, and, no, that's NOT a Bismarckia, but a nice maturing Latania (note the red new spear). Plus the biggest C. prestoniana I've ever seen. Plus a very tall Dictyosperma album conjugatum. And a Tahina spectabilis! Plus a big C.saintluciei, and C. species mealybug. And, a Ceroxylon peruvianum that's not trunking yet, but looking forward to the day it does. And an extremely rare Cyphokentia (moratia) cerifera and a lot more! 

 

POTLUCK LUNCH

 

We'll be having a potluck lunch with chicken provided. Bring your favorite dish to share; meat, vegetables, dessert, or any combination all greatly appreciated. Make it yourself, or buy and bring it - if you like it, we will too! If it's grandma's favorite recipe, so much the better. We don't care if your grandma was from Casablanca, Cologne, or Columbus, Ohio. Come feast on food, and the joint joys of palms and good fellowship on a glorious early fall day in America's Finest City.  

 

AUCTION

 

There will be an auction at this meeting. Donors have a choice of donating 100% of the proceeds to the PSSC (we appreciate that!) or 50% (we appreciate that, too!) The focus is on rare palms, in 1 to 5 gallon containers, though larger ones will be accepted. Also good are nice palm-themed objects d'art, and other exotic plants, including but not limited to, bromeliads, fancy Ficus, etc. We accept credit cards, checks, and good old cash, though, due to expenses relating to credit card transactions, we greatly appreciate cash and checks, if possible.

 

While the worst of the Covid 19 nightmare appears to be behind us, we're still feeling the effects of the forced closure of auctions and their revenue. Your participation by donating and buying will help immensely. If you have a question about a possible donation, contact Dave Bleistein at 323-481-5071 via text or email at urkurk2000@gmail.com

 

Since we have a limited time in which to conduct the auction, we ask that donors provide plants that will realistically sell for at least $20. Please no Washingtonias, Phoenix canariensis, etc. We also appreciate liners and "freebie" plants as well for the plant raffle.

 

Thanks to all of our donors! 

 

ITINERARY:

 

9:30 AM: Board of Directors Meeting 

10:15 AM: General Members arrive at the Ordille residence and tour the garden.

12:15 PM: Depart the Ordille garden and go to the Petrocelli Garden. Bring your food item.

12:30 PM: Potluck lunch. Tables and chairs will be available

1:00 PM: Tour the Petrocelli Garden

2:15PM: Begin General Meeting. Announcements, Auction and Raffle

4:30 PM: Meeting adjourns

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Here’s a Tahina at the Petrocelli garden.

Lots of cool stuff!

Be there Aloha!

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I’ll be there. 

On 8/20/2023 at 3:30 AM, Hilo Jason said:

Sounds amazing! Hope some of you take pictures and post here for those of us who can’t be there. 

It’s only a 5hr flight Jason!! 🤣
 

-dale 

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Bentinkia C. looking perfect in Nicks garden. Come see for your self on the 16th

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Carlsbad, California Zone 10 B on the hill (402 ft. elevation)

Sunset zone 24

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Can't wait!!!!!

@Josh-O, congratulations!!!

I knew it!

 

@Matt in SD and @ellidro, thank you for hosting this great event.

 

 

 

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5 year high 42.2C/108F (07/06/2018)--5 year low 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)--Lowest recent/current winter: 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)

 

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Absolutely fantastic day of superlative palms, fellowship and a great auction. Thanks to everyone at the PSSC!image.thumb.jpeg.927a54a7235f3a5208b81d8ae183328e.jpeg
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We had a wonderful time. We could only get to Matt's home because of the border wait time.  We did not expect that much border line yesterday (SEP 16 Mexican holiday) usually the border wait on those holidays are southbound, not northbound. 

mein Frau und I are grateful for the opportunity.

Here are a few pics! 

 

 

 

 

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5 year high 42.2C/108F (07/06/2018)--5 year low 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)--Lowest recent/current winter: 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)

 

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Heads up! Gary Gragg may post a video of yesterday's meeting on YouTube 

5 year high 42.2C/108F (07/06/2018)--5 year low 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)--Lowest recent/current winter: 4.6C/40.3F (1/19/2023)

 

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I never seem to take enough pics.. but here are a few.

At Nicks..

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At Matts

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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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Great Day.. well drizzly , but really great to see many familiar faces!!

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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."   ,  "Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

I do some experiments and learning in my garden with palms so you don't have to experience the pain! Look at my old threads to find various observations and tips!

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