the palm is a water loving plant

Irrigating a palm oasis from an Imperial Irrigation District canal, by John Fleck, March 2014

Irrigating a palm oasis from an Imperial Irrigation District canal, by John Fleck, March 2014

One of the fundamental propositions of date culture is that the palm requires a large supply of water for irrigation. This rule is apparently subject to some striking exceptions and future experiments will probably change our ideas on the subject still more, though they can hardly shake the fact that the palm is a water loving plant.

Date Growing in the Old World and the New, Popenoe and Bennett, George Rice and Sons Press, 1913

2 Comments

  1. I love the game of “guess where this is???”

    My guess is in the vicinity of Bard, CA (about 10 miles north of Winterhaven).

    How close was I on this John?

    dg

  2. Sorry, DG, great guess (I can even visualize, I think, the place you’re thinking of). The picture is on the northeast edge of “Ramer Lake”, north of Brawley. The palms looked like they were at some sort of abandoned state park that was creepy and pathetic.

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