August 2022 Newsletter

Pictured: Basel, Switzerland
by Andy Hurwitz


Summer Vacation Issue

The newsletter goes on summer holiday to the decidedly non-palmy country of Switzerland. But wait… there were plenty of palms (all Trachycarpus) in private spaces, commercial landscapes, and botanical gardens. In fact, one determined explorer mapped every palm in the canton of Zürich!

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Pictured: Pritchardia maideniana
by Donald R. Hodel

Pritchardia in Hawaii by Donald R. Hodel

Pritchardia maideniana (formerly P. affinis) was once abundant along the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Now, because of land clearing and urban development, it is restricted to several small populations, including a handsome assemblage around brackish water pools at Miloli’i in South Kona (photo on this page) and another at the black sand beach at Punalu’u, Ka’ū (next page). Photos by Donald R. Hodel.

And don’t forget to register for the 2022 Biennial to the Hawaiian Islands, with an optional pre-tour to Maui. Rick Kelley, president of HIPS, has compiled a list of a dozen private and secret gardens open for Biennial attendees. Also included is the legendary Donn Carlsmith garden for viewing.

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