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SEPTEMBER

Palm Society of Southern California

Howdyall:

I am pleased to announce that the Palm Society of Southern California Meeting of September 19, 2009 will be held at the home and garden of Messrs. Gregory Haines and John Cressey, at 2170 Mendocino, Altadena, California 91001; 626-675-0849. This will be the third PSSC meeting at Messrs. Haines and Cressey's garden, and we thank them heartily for hosting us again. Those who have seen the garden before will delight in its development, and first-time viewers are in for a real treat.

"Tropicana Palms" is on more than an acre in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains at an altitude of 1,300 feet above sea level, which, combined with the sloping terrain, gives it a very favored microclimate for the raising of tropical and subtropical plants, including 130 species of palms. The garden features species as diverse as Rhopalistylus and a mature, 20-foot-tall Veitchia arecina. The garden was featured in a nationwide tour of gardens earlier this year. They once hosted 800 visitors in one day, many of whom had come thousands of miles to see.

Ever wonder what you might do with more than an acre to plant on? See this garden and fantasize no more!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND! Come, join us for a day of schmoozing about our favoirte subject with a like-minded crowd.

GETTING THERE:

Eastbound 210 Freeway: Exit at Hill Street, which puts you on Corson Street. Keep going east on Corson until you get to North Allen Avenue. Go north (left) on Allen, up the hill, through Pasadena and into Altadena until you reach Mendocino. .

Westbound 210 Freeway: Exit at Allen Avenue, go north (right) on Allen up the hill, through Pasadena and into Altadena until you reach Mendocino.

Once you reach Mendocino, make a right, and the road will fork at a large, ornate mansion. Take the left fork and continue down Mendocino until you reach 2170, the house with all the palms. There is plenty of parking on both sides of the street, for what we all hope will be vanloads filled with palmistas there to have a good time.

There will be PSSC Board meeting followed by a potluck lunch. The PSSC will provide the meat entree; we request that attendees bring other dishes you like.

See you there!

OCTOBER

PACSOF

Sponsored by Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida

Hosted by Florida First Coast Palm Society

Dates: Oct 5-6, 2007

Location: Jacksonville Area

Registration Fee: $75.00 per person. Register by August 30th and receive a free Palmfest ’07 t-shirt. Additional shirts available for $20 each. Make all checks payable to PACSOF and mail to: Matt Encinosa 571 Fruit Cove Rd St Johns, FL 32259 904-287-5335 mencinosa@aol.com

Registration Information (please print clearly) Name(s): Address: City, State, Zip: Phone: Cell: Email: Home Chapter Affiliation: Shirt Size: Small  Med  Large  X-Large 

  1. of Persons ___________________________ at $75.00 each

Total Enclosed

Note: Bar-B-Q seating limited to 100 people - register early to be guaranteed space. Please register by August 30th, 2007.

For Hotel Reservations: 1-800-393-1117 Ramada Inn of Mandarin 3130 Hartley Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257

Mention PACSOF for $75.00 per night including large breakfast buffet. About Chuck Hubbuch: Born and raised in Louisville, KY, he has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Kentucky. Currently, the Physical Facilities, Assistant Director at the University of North Florida, he was the Curator of Horticulture at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for three years. Prior to that he was the Director of Plant Collections at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami for 18 years.