Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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15 Mar 2014

Welcome to Greg and Nery Vail's in Brownsville, Texas

A palmy greeting...

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Gary, Ed, Fernando, Nery and Jana pose A new venue awaited the approximate 40 members on March 15 at the home of Greg and Nery Vail in Brownsville. The meeting was co-hosted by the Vails, Alejandra Gomez, and Tere Whitley. The Vailsí home sits beside a pretty resaca, and the yard is landscaped with palms and other tropicals. Tables and chairs were set up throughout the yard for the delicious lunch. Our hosts provided beef and turkey sloppy joes, as well as drinks, and members brought the usual impressive array of salads, side dishes, and desserts.

After lunch, Greg introduced the special speaker, Dr. Dan Flores, who presented a Powerpoint program on the biological control agent of the Asian citrus psyllid. Dr. Flores is from the U. S. Department of Agriculture Lab in Mission, and his presentation was very informative. A question/answer session followed.

When the meeting was adjourned, members resumed their tour of the large yard before heading home. The next meeting will be held at the new home of Don Dionisi and Louis Forrai in San Antonio on April 26.

blooming bottle bush flowers...

desert rose in bloom

coconut palm

blooms by the waters edge

Look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd, summary by John Dillard and web page by John Volk.

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