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Return to this page for updated information regarding upcoming PNWPEPS events and Society news. If you have any questions regarding events, please do not hesitate to email us at palminfo@hardypalm.com

Note: All 2019 general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.

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Plant Sale Saturday May 18th

Thank you to the many volunteers who made this event a success, and particularly to event coordinator Edith Camm. The fine weather and wide selection of specimens from growers, as well as donated plants, were major assets. For the volunteers it was a great way to spend a sunny Saturday, socializing with customers and among themselves. Inevitably many also drifted over to Phoenix Perennials for a few extra purchases, rounding out a good day for all.

Some of the unsold donated plants will be in the raffle at the general meeting on May 27th. As of May 27th, all of the Yucca rostratas have been pre-sold (see * below).

General Meeting Monday May 27th

The speaker will be Karin England, whose credentials include park planner for Metro Vancouver and degrees in landscape architecture. Her topic will be Grow Green Guide, on practical solutions and tools that create gardens that support regional sustainable initiatives. There will be a raffle at this meeting which includes plants from the sale.

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*A Society exclusive, this year only:  We  have obtained a limited number of small trunked specimens of Yucca rostrata, the beaked yucca, a beautiful and hardy palm-like yucca. Trunked specimens are very hard to find and have not been locally available for nearly a decade, so this will be a unique opportunity which may not be repeated! The truck from Texas has been delayed and is now expected to arrive in the second week of June. The species is very slow growing so large specimens are expensive. These are 24 to 30 inch height range overall, so the trunk constitutes about 1 ft of that height. Click here to view an image of a typical specimen. Note that larger specimens generally sell for $500 and up. Click here to view an established larger specimen growing in Vancouver BC.

NOTE: All the rostrata specimens have now been spoken for. Thank you for your interest.

Once the order arrives we will contact purchasers individually about pick up details.

Advance Notice Dates (More details and events will be posted when available)

Garden Tours July - August

Dates and format have yet to be finalized, but we hope to have several interactive tours similar to last years' water feature tour, as well as one that will be a bit of an expedition. Stay tuned!

Summer Social - August

We have several venues under consideration, some which have not been seen before. We will update members by email once the date and location are finalized.

General Meeting Monday September 23th

Speaker will be Daniel Mosquin from UBC Botanical Gardens. Topic TBD.

Annual General Meeting Monday November 25th

 

 

 


 

 

 


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