Mardy Darian Garden Visit

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  1. palmazon

    palmazon Active Member

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    Mardy Darian will be hosting this month's Palm Society meeting Saturday, July 17
    It is members only (spouses and children over 15)
     
  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Perhaps seeing the Virtual Reality 3D-360º Panoramas of Mardy's will convince you to sign up and make the trek. HERE
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Dean,

    Will you be in town to join us? I arrive in SD that friday afternoon. I'm looking forward to seeing the gardens one more time and seeing many friends as well.
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    No, I had a chance to see Mardy last time I was in town - when I did those Palmoramas. Try to have some fun anyway. :)
     
  5. BSMan

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    I wonder how we will get in the main gate..? (to the neighborhood)
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm sure that's been thought of.
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Any photos, pics, pencil sketches...from those lucky enough to attend??
     
  8. bepah

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    Phil,

    There are hundreds of photos on PalmTalk, both traditional and FaceBook.

    I, for one, am exhausted from the task of posting them. Perhaps our stalwart moderator will be up to the task.
     
  9. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Dean,

    As you know, I took some time off and traveled out to California for the tour. I had a really great time, everyone I talked to made me feel welcome and got to visit some new gardens. I estimate there were between 250-300 people that day, which on 3 1/2 acres, isn't bad. I actually bought a Dwarf Areca catechu at the auction that pretty much nobody else wanted and having it shipped back. Go figure...
     
  11. Dypsisdean

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    Yep Jeff,
    I saw your mug with the group on that other site. :) Looked like an event they'll be talking about for a long time.
     
  12. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Dean -

    Thanks for the links on the garden. Whoohee, no wonder the anticipation over a tour of this place.
     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few more pic's of Mardy's beautiful garden, along with some faces and names.

    1)....Mardy Darien and I.

    2)....A group shot of the guys that gave tours through the garden. From L-R,
    Gary L. Bill Sanford, Jeff B. and Len G.

    3)....Standing next to a giant Dypsis prestoniana.
     

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  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    1).....Inside the pool area, which included a large Joey palm on the left and an even bigger Pelagodoxa henryana to the right.

    2).....Also in the pool area was this unknown Dypsis species that gets lot of attention.

    3).....Matty B shown here has no idea what he's looking at, nor understand anything being said. He was just there for the food.

    4).....From L-R, Matty B, Gary L. Ashton, Kevin W. and Don Martin. Again, notice Matty has that confused look to him.
     

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  15. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks a lot Jeff,

    Those are some great pics that will be classics in a decade or so. No one is going to be looking any better than they did that day. Not even MattyB. So it will be good to have them to look back on. When Matty starts getting gray, that'll be when I stop buying green bananas. :)
     
  16. zeeth

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    Loved those panoramas Dean. One question though, what's that brown fuzzy stuff affixed to some of the dicot trees? It seems a bit like sphagnum moss. I quite like it actually, it gives an interesting tropical feel
     
  17. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes Zeeth, it is sphagnum. Mardy "wraps" it around trees and pipes in order to give his orchids and other epiphytes something to get their roots into - something very important in super dry SoCal.
     

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