Welcome to the garden
A restful setting on the patio....
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An unidentified sabal variety and large chamaerops humilis.
Members started arriving around noon for our November meeting in Corpus Christi. This month's meeting was held in the quaint garden of Ed Ladd and John Dillard. Although
the garden is a small suburban yard Ed and John have it well planted with palms. Over the past few years they have managed to successfully grow a number of rather tropical palms
to include Rhapis Excelsa, Phoenix Roebelenii and this beautiful royal palm (Roystonea) planted next to the neighbors chimney.
Of course Ed and John also have a number of hardier specimens as well in the garden. They are presently also growing Butia Capitata, Chamaerops Humilis, Washingtonia Robusta, and an
unidentified Sabal variety (probably Burmudana from the size of the fronds).
Shortly after 12 noon it was time to eat... all enjoyed the feast that had been prepared. Once everyone had finished eating we gathered around to have a quick meeting. During the
meeting we covered a number of issues to include our treasury report, updates on membership, and the new logo design for our caps and shirts. We also addressed a suggestion by George Gause
about the possibility of working with the San Antonio Botanical Garden to re furbish the plant signs within the court yard area that identify the palms within that area. Our Chairman, John Volk
took on the task of working with the gardens to see what can be accomplished. We may have more information on this project at the next meeting. Finally we discussed the up coming Christmas party
at Ruth's home in Bay View. It will be held on the 11th of December and we look to have a large gathering as in past Christmas parties. As always we'll be doing our anonymous Palm gift exchange.
After the meeting ended, members stuck around to casually visit the gardens or with other members. Below you'll be able to see additional pictures of the meeting and garden.
Meeting summary by John Volk. Photos by John Volk unless otherwise stated.