Open Garden Days for New Members
Established HIPS members welcome our newest members by inviting them into their private gardens for a more personal opportunity to learn about growing palms in Hawaii. Find out full details in our March Newsletter. If you would like to offer your garden or would like to participate in a tour, contact Rick Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Position Open February 2020
We are currently looking for candidates for HIPS Treasurer starting February 2020. If you have bookkeeping experience, or are just really organized and willing to learn on the job, please contact Rick Kelley at email@example.com
New Slide Show Online:
Thanks to HIPS member Dean Ouer for creating a special online version of Jason's HIPS lecture November 8th, 2019. Jason's talk and other HIPS lectures are available on Dean's website Tropiscape, a fantastic resource for anyone who is growing palms or other tropical plants.
New Additions to the HIPS Library:
Excerpt from New York Botanical Garden Website:
by Paul Craft (Author)
From the author of The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms, comes another wonderful palm book.
Considering its small size, Cuba is home to a extremely diversified group of native plants, which includes its palms. Most are native to Cuba and no where else. 'The Palms of Cuba' is the only comprehensive guide to all the 98 taxa of palms native to Cuba along with their classification and an identification key. Included are descriptions for each species, distribution maps, habitat types, conservation status, cultivation needs and other useful information. Both the novice backyard grower and the serious palm aficionado will find plenty of useful information on which species can be grown in the landscape. The 232 pages include over 420 photos of the palms in habitat and a glossary of terms as a reference for the reader.
These books and others are available for loan to our members. To see the complete index of books in our Library and find out how you can check them out, click here.
Dalbok Garden Tour Highlights