Newsletters

July 2018 Newsletter

This month we take a short look back at special award made in 2013 by the IPS Board. We present a hot-off-the-press book by one of our members, and we also talk a bit about an old book. Flashback! In 2013, a special award was given to Jeff and Suchin Marcus of Floribunda Palms, Hawai’i, to document and […]

May 2018 Newsletter

This month: Botanical Garden Congress in Poland and 200th anniversary of the host garden! Also a short note about palm oil. The IPS Biennial in Colombia is happening later this month; send us your stories, photos and comments on it. We might publish them (if you want), but also we would like to have feedback about the event and […]

April 2018 Newsletter

This month: Sad news, the passing of a beloved IPS member. Also, some Palm Facts, Palm Art, and information for the 2022 IPS Biennial meeting. Passing of Ralph Velez We are deeply saddened to inform you that Ralph Velez, one of our longestserving members, passed away on April 24th, 2018, in a hospice in Orange County, California, after a […]

March 2018 Newsletter

This month: Palm colonization, a bit of palm singing in church and still inviting you to join us in Colombia in June! Palms Everywhere Palms are able to adapt to a wide range of climatic and environmental conditions, from arid and semiarid zones, to rainforest, even flourishing in rivers and streams, from lowlands at sea level to high […]

February 2018 Newsletter

This month we present two stories about how palms and the Roman Catholic religion intermingle. Both stories are about the use of palms during Holy Week. In addition, we provide a glimpse of harvesting fruits on tall palms (Euterpe spp.) and information about the planned post Biennial trips. 2018 Post-Biennial Trips: Colombia 2018 IPS Biennial committee team has […]

January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Years to all. We present exciting news about the 2018 IPS Biennial to be held in Colombia at the end of May and beginning of June this year. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there. We always look forward to hearing from you! Let us know about your palm adventures! 2018 IPS Biennial Colombia: May 26th […]

December 2017 Newsletter

Hello, fellow IPS members. Season’s greetings and a very happy New Year! We are always looking forward to hear from you! Let us know about your palm adventures! Thai Pink Milk Pink Milk is a beverage sold at drink stands and juice bars around Thailand. It’s a sweet and refreshing drink packed with enough sugar to power […]

November 2017 Newsletter

This month we have a note about a lover of palms, Mr. Sven Nehlin, who passed away last month. We highlight a story from the highlands of South America concerning the wax palms, Ceroxylon spp., and how they might be affected by possible changes to the landscape from open cow pasture to avocado groves. We always look forward to […]

October 2017 Newsletter

Greetings to the gardens of South Florida after the hurricane. I had the chance to revisit the Naples Botanical Garden in South Florida in early October and saw the hard work they have put into recovery just a few weeks after Hurricane Irma. Any collaboration on content for the newsletter is welcome! Palms are iconic in this […]