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#1 Mike Evans

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society will have its Spring meeting on March 31st. The first stop will be at Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum, located in downtown St. Petersburg. (901 North Shore Dr.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713) Meeting will start at 10:00 with a tour of the garden. Info can be found at Gizella Kopsick. Everyone will have lunch on their own then visit the garden of Mike & Margie Evans, located at 6015 100th Way North, St Petersburg, 33708. Plan on arriving at the Evans garden ~ 1:00 - 1:30. There will be a tour of the 13 year old, 1.5 acre palm & cycad garden, with an auction, and sale afterwards. Attached are some maps of both areas. Note the additional parking area on the side of the street, just north of the Evans garden. You are welcome to park in the circular drive. You do not have to be a CFPACS member to attend.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:37 AM

Cool, a spring meeting. Thanks for hosting. I discovered the kopstick garden a few years back when my UCF football team was playing in the St.Pete bowl. That place is amazing and it will be nice to have a guided tour. Looking forward to this meeting! Thanks.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

Kopsick Palmetum has added a lot of new palms since we last visited the gardens. Here are a few pics of our garden that will be on the tour. There is plenty more not shown. Bring a folding chair, if you like to sit. We are always looking for gardens to tour. If you would like to put your garden on the list, or know of a nice place to visit, please contact me.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

Nice looking yard! Looks like I get to take some more photos of it for the meeting.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

Nice pics, Mike!
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

So how many PalmTalkers are attending this event? I hope the Central Floridians don't mind a South Californian joining in the festivities. I have never been to Kopsick nor to any other garden in the Tampa area so this will be very interesting for me. And of course I am always looking for some 2-3 gallon palms to take back home.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:49 AM

Here are a few pics of our garden that will be on the tour. There is plenty more not shown.


Your garden is looking great, Mike - things have really grown! Looking forward to seeing it in person next week.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:54 AM

So how many PalmTalkers are attending this event? I hope the Central Floridians don't mind a South Californian joining in the festivities. I have never been to Kopsick nor to any other garden in the Tampa area so this will be very interesting for me. And of course I am always looking for some 2-3 gallon palms to take back home.

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Hi Leo! You are most welcome at our meeting next week. CFPACS meetings are always open to non-members. I hope many Palmtalkers will join us. You are going to love Kopsick. I think it is the largest collection of palms in Florida north of Miami. Mike Evans' garden is great, and we will have an auction and palm sale there - many 1s and 3s to choose from to take home with you.

I look forward to meeting you next Saturday!
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:29 PM


So how many PalmTalkers are attending this event? I hope the Central Floridians don't mind a South Californian joining in the festivities. I have never been to Kopsick nor to any other garden in the Tampa area so this will be very interesting for me. And of course I am always looking for some 2-3 gallon palms to take back home.

Leo


Hi Leo! You are most welcome at our meeting next week. CFPACS meetings are always open to non-members. I hope many Palmtalkers will join us. You are going to love Kopsick. I think it is the largest collection of palms in Florida north of Miami. Mike Evans' garden is great, and we will have an auction and palm sale there - many 1s and 3s to choose from to take home with you.

I look forward to meeting you next Saturday!


Thanks Bob. I have been a member of Palm Talk for many years but have not until recently been active. I am excited to see great palms and hope to pick up a few plants. I do have limitations since I have to try and see if the California Ag dept overlooks my luggage.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:19 AM

The following plants have been donated by Leu Gardens for auction at our meeting this Saturday. Thank you Eric Schmidt and Leu Gardens for this generous donation and your continued support of CFPACS!

Palms

Arenga engleri (Taiwan), clumping palm 8-10ft tall, shade or pt. sun, moist soil, cold hardy into the low 20sF, fragrant flowers.

Arenga westerhoutii (S.E. Asia), solitaire palm 30-40ft tall, sun or shade, cold hardiness seems very similar to Arenga pinnata, Sugar Palm.

Bactris gasipaes - Peach Palm (Central America)- clumping palm 10-20 ft. tall, shade or pt. sun and moist soil, bears edible fruit, below about 27F kills it back but it grows back from the roots. 4 available

Chelyocarpus chuco (Amazon regions of west Brazil and Bolivia)- clustering fan palm, 30-40ft, probably shorter in central FL, shade or pt. sun, moist soil. Surprisingly tolerates some cold. 2 available

Dypsis scottiana - Raosy Palm (S.E. Madagascar)- clumping palm 10-12 ft tall, shade or pt. sun, hardiness unknown but probably tolerates some cold. 2 available

Livistona inermis (N. Australia), soilataire palm 20-30ft, thin trunks, needs full sun, very well drained soil and good air circulation, slow growing. 3 available

Livistona rigida (N. Australia)- grows 30-50ft tall, full sun and drought tolerant, very similar to Livistona mariae, on juvenile plants new leaves open a reddish maroon color then fade to green, fairly cold hardy. 2 available

Trachycarpus martianus (N.E. India, Nepal and N. Myanmar)- grows 10-20ft tall, cold hardy, needs moist fertile soil and shade or pt. sun, cold hardy into the low 20sF. 2 available

Other Plants

Dracaena cambodiana (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hainan,China)- grows 10-15ft, branched trunks are thin and palm-like, pt. sun or shade, very rare. 3 available

Musa itinerans 'Burmese Blue'- Blue Banana (S.E. Asia)- grows 10-15ft tall, sun or light shade, moist and fertile soil, grows best with thick mulch layer, bears blue bananas that are edible but very seedy, forms very open clumps as it is semi running (but not invasive). 4 available

Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'- Himalayan Banana (N.E. India)- grows 8-10ft tall, ornamental banana with seedy starchy fruit, develops red markings on the leaves, sun or light shade, moist fertile soil, grows best with thick mulch layer. 2 available

Pandanus bernardii - (New Caledonia), shrubby pandan growing 10ft tall, pt. sun or shade, moist soil, may possibly have cool/cold hardiness being native to New Caledonia, very rare. 2 available

Pandanus mc-keei - (New Caledonia), solitaire pandan growing 10-20ft tall, sun or shade, moist soil, may possibly have cool/cold hardiness being native to New Caledonia, very rare. 2 available

Pandanus spiralis - Screw-Pine (N. Australia), 20-30ft tall, large growing, multi-headed with many branches, semi-salt tolerant, sun or light shade, cold hardiness unknown, probably similar to the common Pandanus utilis. Very rare. 2 available
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

looking forward to seeing everyone at GKPA and Mike and Marjories, Phil and i will be available at GKPA for tours, and to pick some brains while ya'll are there, As Mike said, there is lots new in the last 2 years. I just have been remiss in updating. will do better.
we have new maps, beds are now alphabatized, we've been working on signage as well and have had a delay because we have been looking into incorporating QR codes on signs. we have been waiting to get with the St Pete Parks and recreation IT department, as they are redesigning the website, and like all else it does not always move as fast as we like.
New CBC members Nate (a between budding and rabid palmateer lol) and Tom, have been doing tons of volunteer work on trimming, cleanup, stanchion repair and painting, so GKPA is looking very good. we just will not have all the new signs in time.
here are partial lists of new installations in the last 2 years

July 2010

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA1 OFTWQ2010_0727
ZAMIA 3LODDIGESSI TRUE2010_0727
CERATOZAMIA MICQUELIANA2010_0727
LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA 2OFTWO2010_0727
ZAMIA LODDIGESSI HYBRID ONEOFTWO 2010_0727
DIOON MEJIAE TWO OFTWO 2010_0727
ENCEPHALARTOS VILLOSUS 2010_0727
ZAMIAL ODDIGESSI HYBRID 2OF TWO 2010_0727
CERATOZAMIA KUESTERIANA 2010_0727
ZAMIA LODDIGESSI HYBRID 2OTWO CONES2010_0727
CYCAS DABOENSIS 2010_0727
CERATOZAMIA HILDAE 2010_0727
DIOON MEJIAE 1OF TWO 2010_0727

April 2011


1-Phoenix sylvestris 200 gallon 48" x 2' deep
2-Hyphorbe lagenicaulis 100 gallon 38" x 2' deep
1-Psuedohoenix sargentii 65 gallon 36' x 2' deep
1-Archontophoenix maxima B&B 36" x 2' deep
1-Nannarrhops ritchiana 15 gallon 17" x 1 1/2' deep



(2)ZAMIA-LUCAYANA-BED-T-2011-04-27
(2)ZAMIA-NEW-PROVIDENCEBED-T-2011-04-27
(3)ZAMIA-STANDLEYI-BED-P-2011-04-27
(4)ZAMIA-PICTA-BED-U-2011-04-27
(10F2)ZAMIA-JAMACIAN-TALL-BED-T-2011-04-27
(20F2)ZAMIA-JAMACIAN-TALL-BED-T-2011-04-27
2-ENCEPHALARTOS-LEHMANII-X-XE-ALSTENII2011-06-14
2-ENC-LEHMANII-X-E-ALTENSTENIISIGN2011-06-14
2-ZAMIA-MURICATA-BED-O-2011-06-14
2-ZAMIA-PORTORICENSIS-BED-N-2011-06-14
ENCEOHALARTOS CHIPINGE-BED-U 2011-04-27
ENCEPHALARTOS CERINUS-BED-V 2011-04-27




BORASSUS-FLABELLIFER-BED-S-2011-05-09
CARPOXYLON-MACROSPERAM-3OF3-BED-H-2011-05-09
CARPOXYLON-MACROSPERMA-2 OF 3-BED-G-2011-05-09
COCOTHRINAX-SPISSA-BED-H-2011-05-09
COPERNICIA-BERTEROANA-1OF2-BED-Q-2011-05-09
COPERNICIA-BERTEROANA-2OF2-BED-B-2011-05-09
CORYPHA-UMBRELLIFICA-BED-Q-2011-05-09
CORYPHA-UTAN-BED-O-2011-06-02
DYPSIS-MAYOTE-BED-H-2011-05-09
GAUSSIA-MAYA-BED-Q-2011-06-02
GUASSIA-ATTENTUATA-BEDQ-2011-05-09
LANTANIA-LODDIGESSI-BED-P-2011-05-09
PRITCHARDIA-PACIFICA=BED-F-2011-05-09
PRITCH-PACIFICA-PIC2-BEDF-2011-05-09
PTYCHO-ELEGANS-PIC2-BEDF-2011-05-09
PTYCHOSPERMA-ELEGANS-2OF3-BED-F-2011-05-09
PTYCHOSPERMA-ELEGANS-3OF3-BED-J-2011-05-09
SATAKENTIA-LIUKIUENSIS-BED-Q-2011-05-09
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:59 AM

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

A few photo threads of event:

http://www.palmtalk....showtopic=32335


http://www.palmtalk....showtopic=32472


http://www.palmtalk....showtopic=32444
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

Mike,

Garden looks great. Thanks for hosting the CFPACS meeting.
Even with a short downpour, it was a very good meeting.

We were especially impressed with the Syagrus coronata - such a beautiful specimen.
But not to say that you didn't have other spectacular plants too.


Dave & Geri
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

here is the Channel 8 news interview of GKPA
Check this out - http://tbo.com/vi/26843/
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

here are a few pics from the Sale/Auction at Mike and Marjorie's beautiful garden

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#17 Jeff Searle

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

I see a few faces I know, Stager, the Pralls, Bob Johnson. Enjoyed the pictures!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

I see a few faces I know, Stager, the Pralls, Bob Johnson. Enjoyed the pictures!
Jeff

Thanks Jeff was a nice meet with quite a few members showing up.
just curious i have signed up several time to get on your email mailout list but have never received any? and no nothing ever in junk folder?
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