Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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19 Sep 2009

Welcome to Glenn & Rose Mary Head's in Arroyo City

plumeria blossoms

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On September 19 at 12 noon, approximately 65 PSST members and guests gathered at the home of Glenn and Rose Mary Head in Arroyo City. Our hosts have a beautiful year-and-a-half year old home with impressive landscaping. The manicured back yard abuts the Arroyo Colorado. Members enjoyed touring the lovely palm and tropical filled yard.

Everyone enjoyed the special Mexican Taquiza lunch with a bountiful array of foods and drinks, which were provided by Glenn and Rose Mary. Members brought a delicious assortment of desserts. After a very short business meeting, the program was turned over to Dr. Juan Anciso from Texas A & M Extension Service. He presented an informative slide show concerning three main threats to palms. He first discussed trunk rot which occurs near the tops of palms which have undergone a long period of drought followed by rain. Then he discussed the well-known problem of lethal yellowing. The final topic was about the relatively new appearance of the Florida tortoise beetle, which strips the green from palm leaves.

Jerry Seymore invited everyone to attend the meeting on October 24 at his house in Houston. He indicated that he plans a Hawaiian luau with entertainment. After visiting and viewing the landscape again, members began their journeys home.

The beautifyl med style home

A view of the second story

The courtyard

A cactus bed out front by the drive

plenty of food to eat

members enjoying the shade of the patio

view of the resaca

view of the back yard

view of the back yard

view of the back patio

palm collection highlighted by the bismarkia

Our next meeting will be in Houston on 24 Oct 09 . Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd. Mtg summary by John Dillard. Web page by John Volk.

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