Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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19 Feb 2011

Kyle Robinson and Juan Munguia in Edinburg

Chairman Jon with our hosts

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This month we met up at the house and garden of Kyle Robinson and Juan Munguia in Edinburg. They have an extraordinary xeriscape garden, filled with hundreds of mature cacti and succulents and yes palms too. The garden flows very well with path ways taking you from one section of the yard to another. They have an oversized residential lot which they've managed to sector off into various gardens.

Kyle and Juan had a wonderful catered meal to compliment all of the side dishes and desserts that were brought to the meeting. Per the norm, the chow line formed up quickly as soon as lunch was ready. Our hosts had multiple seating areas sit up throughout the garden, so it was easy for guests to find a seat. After lunch, we had a short PSST meeting covering up coming events as well as future meetings. John Dillard our treasurer read off the treasury report and gave status on expenditures.

After the meeting adjourned, some members stuck around to enjoy the wonderfully warm February afternoon. We thank Kyle and Juan once again for them opening up their home and garden to the society members. We enjoyed the visit!

front yard filled with cacti and serrano palms

another shot of the front yard

a shot of the side yard

street view of front yard

Cerifera - blue med palm

beautiful kentia palm in shade of an oak

Andrew and his sister

Carol getting some hot sauce...

Alice and Mahandran our hosts next month

coconut palms

pool area

Chairman Jon and Treasurer John address the society

Livistona palm in foreground

Don and Louis tour the garden

gorgeous citrus enjoying the suns warmth...

Our next meeting will be in Brownsville on 19 Mar 11 where we'll have our spring auction. Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd & Louis Forrai. Web page by John Volk.

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