@palmsOrl and myself went over to Largo to see @SWFLchris's operation. Chris had a large selection of palms that aren't available in your typical big box outlets. I picked up two Carpentaria acuminata seedlings and a Cryosophila warscewiczii to add to my landscape. @palmsOrl posted his plunder on this thread in the Discussion forums:
Some of the inventory for this nursery is listed here:
A few of my Tampa area friends like @RedRabbit and @Chatta will be happy to know that there is at least one nursery in West Central FL where they can pick up some goodies. If you're in the Tampa region or don't mind driving over, give Chris a holler. Highly recommended!
There are some labeled plantings around Lake Wire. The plantings contain some nice gems as well as some old favorites. The plantings are labeled accurately for the most part, making it an experience more like you would expect at a botanical garden than a stroll down the sidewalk. If there are incorrect labels, please point them out as I went by the label nearest to the plant for the most part.
A close-up of one of the labels. Looks like someone was snacking on Syagrus fruits nearby.
Allagoptera arenaria (as noted in the label above - next two pictures)
The next three are various Mule palms:
The double-headed Butia I shared earlier in the Remarkable Palms of Tampa Bay thread. One of the heads looks like it is on the way out.
Beccariophoenix alfredii in the next two photos
The Queen Palm fruit that seems to be a favorite of one of the homeless folks walking in the area.
The next two are some very long term Dypsis decaryi
This post is from a local park that includes a walking path, some tennis courts and a playground for the youngsters. It includes some marginal palm plantings, cycads and creative landscaping that takes full advantage of the steep hills in the area.
The playground entrance:
Some of the experimental palm plantings, including a Licuala, Coccothrinax crinita and a few other local favorites like Dypsis decaryi:
Walking up the hill around the outside of the park, you can get some sense for the natural grade of the land and a nice view of the cycads on the border:
Palm companions like crotons and bromeliads are represented as well and add color:
Home Depot was having a sale on 3gal c. Nucifera so I bought one. I plan on keeping it in a large planter through this winter until I plant it out in the spring.
any advice on soil type for the planter?
originally I potted it in about 50/50 native soil (central florida sand) and top soil. But it seems to hold moisture more than ideal.
perhaps mix in some play sand? Or miracle grow tropical soil mix?
thanks in advance
Tropiflora's 19th Annual Fall Festival
Nursery Open House & Sale - Sarasota, Florida
Link to Topic: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/61600-the-ganza-heads-north-–-vendor-at-tropiflora’s-fall-festival-–-october-25th-26th-27th-–-2019/
3530 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Friday, October 25th, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, October 26th, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, October 27th, 10:AM - 3:00PM
For more information, check out the link above to the sale topic, or visit Tropiflora's website: https://tropiflora.com/