September 2022 Newsletter

Back-to-School Issue It’s back-to-school time at the IPS newsletter! In addition to a quiz that tests your palm knowledge, this issue contains detailed information about the 2022 Biennial to Hawaii, including the full slate of speakers. You’re also cordially invited by Rick Kelley, president of HIPS, to visit some magnificent private palm gardens while on […]

2022 Biennial Talk Story Webinar

On Sunday, August 14, the IPS, in partnership with the Hawaii Island Palm Society (HIPS), hosted a webinar where HIPS President, Rick Kelley, and former HIPS President, Mary Lock, answered your questions about the biennial and visiting Hawaii in general. Along the way, we played video clips from some of the hosts of great places […]

August 2022 Newsletter

  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! Read More Pritchardia in Hawaii by Donald R. […]

July 2022 Newsletter

This month‘s newsletter continues the photo essays of gardens visited during the Board of Directors meeting in St. Petersberg/Sarasota, Florida in November 2021. The Faith Bishock Garden Faith Bishock is a storied collector of palms, a beloved patron of our Society, and has served on the Board of Directors. Furthermore, in the words of Mike […]

Learning at the Foot of the Floribunda Master

While welcoming HIPS members to his garden on May 21, 2022, Jeff Marcus described coming to Hawaii knowing little about palms and starting up Floribunda Palms and Exotics over 30 years ago. Jeff acknowledged mentors and growers in both the international and local palm societies for sharing their knowledge of palms and horticulture when he […]

June 2022 Newsletter

The Rob Branch Garden The October 1967 issue of Principes (now PALMS) introduced a new feature entitled “Garden Tour.” The inaugural garden was Madam Ganna Walska’s “Lotusland.” Over fifty years later, private garden tours remain an exclusive and cherished perk for our members. During the 2021 IPS interim meeting, attendees were fortunate to be treated […]

May 2022 Newsletter

Pritchardia in Hawaii: Pritchardia forbesiana Pritchardia forbesiana occurs on Maui and Moloka’i, one of the few species to be found on multiple islands in Hawai’i, and it resides in wet to very wet, low scrubby forest and grasslands in eastern Moloka’i and on the Pu’u Kukui massif comprising West Maui, as illustrated here. Noteworthy are […]