Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society + First Coast Palm Society - Fall Field Trip & Meeting - Sat. 10/13/2018

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YOU’RE INVITED!!!

Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society
& The First Coast Palm Society

Fall Field Trip & Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Private Garden of John Rossi
8310 CR 13 South, Hastings, FL

First Coast will be providing Sonny's BBQ & Central Florida will provide a Low-Country Seafood Boil

About the garden:  At John Rossi's home and spectacular garden you will find over 100 species of palms, several types of cycads, many varieties of Agaves, Cacti, Yuccas and other desert plants!

Please R.S.V.P. by the Monday before the meeting to First Coast President David Casella so we have a good food count. 

David Casella: wxalert272@gmail.com or (904) 333-6106.

What you need to bring to the meeting:

  1. A plant for the auction (does not have to be a palm, palm-companions are good too!

  2. Beverages or dessert

  3. A chair for your own personal enjoyment!

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@kinzyjr Did you get the goodies yet??

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For those who love cycads, don't miss the auction.  Party favors donated by Tex.

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I’ll be there.  Excited about it.

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Hard to believe it is almost here!

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Is the address listed in the original post correct?  Google Maps puts me at the intersection of SR 207 and CR 13 S?

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Could this be the right address?

8310 Co Rd 13, Hastings, FL 32145

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Hurricane Michael, stay away!

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Sounds like fun. Best to all!

I got to attend an informative South Florida Palm Society meeting last week at Fairchild Tropical Garden and then the excellent Palm Beach club’s sale at Mounts Botanical Garden last Saturday too. 

Yes, we need a palm society in Puerto Rico!

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23 hours ago, Cindy Adair said:

Sounds like fun. Best to all!

I got to attend an informative South Florida Palm Society meeting last week at Fairchild Tropical Garden and then the excellent Palm Beach club’s sale at Mounts Botanical Garden last Saturday too. 

Yes, we need a palm society in Puerto Rico!

alot to see in PR comig backsoon ----Mike Dahme is there in Barranquitas ------- perhaps you can get his sorry asss in gear ------ he was quite a force in the CFLPS ----

 

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I had the pleasure of a tour of Mike Dahme's amazing collection pre hurricane Maria.

Rain cut my time short as driving in Barranquitas requires care even in dry daylight conditions. 

I am looking forward to planting out all the seedlings and seeds he gave me, with plenty left to share with other palm lovers on the island plus a return visit.

And it would be great to have Mike help with a club here.

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20 minutes ago, Steve the palmreader said:

I plan on going but a map would help

Assuming you are coming from Bokeelia and that the location is accurate:

Take I-75 N to I-4 East to I-95 N, or any other route to I-95 N you so choose. 

On I-95 N, take exit 298 and turn left at the end of the exit ramp to get onto US-1 South.

After passing under the interstate, turn right after the Sunoco to get on County Road 204 West.

Go straight through the intersection with Old Brick Road to continue onto County Road 13.

Continue on County Road 13 and the location will be on the right. 

If you see the Mt. Olive Baptist Church on your right, you went too far.

I attached a map for your reference below.

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On 10/9/2018, 1:17:22, tank said:

Is the address listed in the original post correct?  Google Maps puts me at the intersection of SR 207 and CR 13 S?

 

On 10/9/2018, 1:20:51, tank said:

Could this be the right address?

8310 Co Rd 13, Hastings, FL 32145

I can confirm the property at 8310 Co Rd 13, Hastings, FL 32145 belongs to John Rossi.  If you were having the same experience as @tank above when Googling/MapQuesting/GPSing the address as given in the initial post, copy the one in bold and paste it into Google and you should get the correct directions.  The map I posted above for @Steve the palmreader shows an accurate route to this location.  Sorry for any confusion.

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Well, how did everything turn out??

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12 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Well, how did everything turn out??

A good question deserves a good answer ;)  I decided to stay the weekend so I just got back.  Let's just say that you were one of the stars of the show without even being physically present.  The auction was great and the cycad fans were noticeably impressed by the goodies you sent.  For me personally, this was the most fun meetup/field trip I've been to, so a special thanks from me in addition to the standard "on behalf of the organization(s) and host" thank you.  To list every single person who said thank you would take all afternoon.  A very successful meet-up in all respects.

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