Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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19 Jun 2010

Charlie and Lana Vieh's garden

Charlie out in the front yard

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sabals lining the drive

palm side yard

triangle palm going to seed

queen palm seeds

On June 19, approximately 45 members gathered at the hacienda-style home of Charlie and Lana Vieh in rural San Benito. Considerable time was spent touring the extensive grounds filled with many palms and other tropicals. Their new windmill was also a hit with visitors.

Members enjoyed a bountiful lunch with our hosts providing the main entrée of enchiladas, beans, and rice; members brought a large array of salads, side dishes, and desserts.

After lunch, members continued their tour of the grounds until time for the business meeting. Thanks to the suggestion by Bill Baker of Austin, it was decided to donate a large memorial palm in memory of Ruth Merrill to the Brownsville Botanical Gardens. In addition, the membership approved securing another large palm in memory of Glyn Whiddon.

Later in the afternoon, after visiting and walking about, the members began their journeys home. The next meeting will be on July 17 at the tropical jungle of Thad and Alice Magyar in Santa Rosa.

it was hot....

lunch is servered...

members waiting for the meeting to start

beautiful blue bismarkia

a nice outdoor western painting

Our next meeting will be in Santa Rosa on 17 Jul 10. 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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