Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

February 2006, In Corpus Christi hosted by Fox Nursery


Joe Cottens BBQ (Picture by Ed Ladd)

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This month the society met in Corpus Christi braving the inclement weather of the day. We started off by meeting at Joe Cotten's BBQ where we socialized and had a good meal. We also conducted our meeting there. During the meeting we covered the normal treasury report and status of our meetings, which by the way, we still need of a host for the August meeting. We also addressed the need for folks to write articles for up coming bulletins. We've had to rely on re-publishing some old articles in the recent past due to the lack of articles. I know many of you out there are reluctant to write an article, for various reasons (like not being an expert) but trust me when I state all in the society will be appreciative of your efforts.

A delicious cake brought by the Watsons to celebrate Jon's birthday

We also managed to celebrate Jon Watson's birthday while at the restaurant.
The Watson's brought a beautifully 'palm' decorated cake for all of us to enjoy.

The Watson family celebrate Jon's birthday with us

Members waiting on the food and socializing

Once the bill was paid, we headed off to the palm farm.

Field of Washingtonias (Picture by Ed Ladd)

John from Fox Nursery (Picture by Ed Ladd)

The Fox Nursery farm was only a few minutes away and all arrived safely. There we were briefed about the farm operation by John (Farm Superintendent, photo above) and were taken on a driving tour over the 110 acres of palms. We also managed to hold an auction in the coolness of the day, ok it was down right cold... None the less those staying around for the auction had good spirits about them and some came away with fabulous deals on their purchases. Once all of the business was concluded at the farm, many of us headed over to the nearest Fox Nursery to get out of the wind and see what plant selections they had. From there we all headed to the four winds returning to our own private palm get-a-ways....Hope to see you next month in Brownsville!

John from Fox Nursery talks to us about the farm

Burl provides samples to members of a new coconut product and soil amenders

Nice looking palms provided by Fox Nursery for our auction

Members caravan about the farm

Nice butia, washingtonia and phoenix species

washingtonias as far as the eye can see

Meeting summary by John Volk. Photos by John Volk unless otherwise stated.


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