October 2020 Newsletter

Extra-Tropical Palms by Andy Hurwitz


Flaviana Di Summa, Ashford, Kent UK in February, 2012

After the splendid virtual biennial in the Mascarene Islands, it’s time to return to the somewhat less-than-tropical climates that most of us (and our palms) must endure. I figured that after four months of tropical waves gently breaking upon warm sandy beaches, this photo might jolt us back into reality.

The photo below is from Kent, UK, in the winter. Upon first glance, it does not look favorable for a palm garden. However, IPS member Vic Silver planted one very tenacious Butia odorata there, and now it is fruiting! Vic communicated this anomaly to Dr. John Dransfield, who was equally astonished.

Also included in the October News:

– Affiliate News
– New Lifetime Members
– New Membership Tiers

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