Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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27 Apr 2013

Welcome to the Sunken Gardens in San Antonio, Texas

Smokehouse BBQ

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Although PSST has a membership of 125 palm enthusiasts, a mere 17 attended the meeting in San Antonio, which was arranged by Jon and Suzie Watson. We first met at noon at Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse for a great barbecue lunch. Many said the ribs were the best they had ever eaten. After lunch, members walked across the parking lot to the Japanese/Chinese sunken gardens in Brackenridge Park. The 20-minute walking tour afforded views of many palms and other tropical plants and flowers along with a large pond filled with koi.

The group then drove the few blocks to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. PSST paid the admission fee for all members. We went directly to the beautiful palm exhibit where we held a short business meeting just outside the building. After touring the palm exhibit, members were free to roam all the sections of the botanical gardens before heading home. The next meeting will be on May 18 in Brownsville.

garden entrance

garden architecture

members visiting today

orchid tree in bloom

garden ponds

med palms

botanical status....

botanical gardens

palmy reflections...

huge sabals

palm house...

Suzi directing traffic...

sabal trunks

huge ponytail palms

tall tropicals

Our next meeting will be in Brownsville on 18 May 2013 . Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd. Meeting summary by John Dillard. Web page by John Volk.

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