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An Evening With Jason Dewees, Author of Designing With Palms

  • 8 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • University of Hawaii, Hilo

Here in Hawaii we are blessed with both a climate that can support a wide range of palm species, and access to some of the world’s best palm growers with wonderfully diverse and affordable inventories.  But the possibilities are overwhelming when creating a garden, and often times we fall back on the familiar - the tried and true line of areca palms on a property boundary or the driveway lined with foxtail palms.  An evening with Jason will have you looking at your garden from a new perspective and send you to your favorite nursery with a list of palms you may have never considered.

A member of the Northern California Palm Society and International Palm Society, Jason is the horticulturalist and palm expert at Flora Grubb in San Francisco, and works as a horticultural consultant for landscape designers and architects. His book featuring photographs by Caitlan Atkinson is winner of the 2019 American Horticulture Book Award, for both the Writer’s Award and Photographer’s Award.  Jason shares lessons from some of the best designers working with palms in the United States. The book includes inspirational gardens from Hawaii (you’ll recognize Lar’s and Irene’s garden originally planted by Jerry Hunter), Florida, California, South Carolina, and even the dessert southwest.  The book does not flinch from the more scientific aspects of palms as well.

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P.O. Box 1585

Kea'au, Hi   96749

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