Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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18 Oct 2008

Welcome to Luke and Marian Oliver in San Benito

view of the garden

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After our September meeting was cancelled by Hurricane Ike, we had an impromptu break from our society meetings. October ushered in calm weather and our next scheduled meeting in San Benito. Luke and Marian were our hosts to their lovely house and garden. Per the norm members gathered around noon and socialized till lunch was ready. Our hosts provided a wonderful meal for all to enjoy. Afterwards, our hosts spoke about their garden.

Chairman Jon poses with son and other members

banana in fruit

Livistona Chinensis

After the garden talk we had one of our bi-annual auctions conducted by Chairman Jon Watson. Our society members contributions and generous bids, brought in a tidy sum for the society. Afterwards the meeting was concluded and members continued to socialize and visit prior to departing.

a view of the resaca

a bird house with a view

members enjoying the shade

Marian provides a garden talk

members socializing

Chairman Jon auctions of a washingtonia

Our next meeting will be in Brownsville on 15 Nov. Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Meeting summary and web page by John Volk. Photos by Ed Ladd.

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