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    • kinzyjr
      By kinzyjr
      SUMMER MEETING At our last meeting, it was announced that we would meet at Leu Gardens on or around June 13, 2020.  Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns and Orlando cancelling all indoor meetings through June, we will not be holding an official meeting.  A group of members who have reciprocal memberships to Leu Gardens will go that morning to walk the gardens while respecting the social distancing guidelines.  Others are welcome to do the same should they deem it safe to do so.   QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER The Palmateer will still be published and those who wish to submit an article, photograph or other content are encouraged to email their content to palmateer@cfpacs.com by June 15th.  If you write an article with pictures, it is requested to also attach the original images as the images embedded in document files do not always resize properly.  For those looking for back issues to read during quarantine, they are posted here: http://cfpacs.com/org/palmateer/   While you are at the site, you should notice that it has a new look that is much improved.   SEED BANK The seed bank portion of the site is scheduled for a long overdue update to reflect our current inventory.  Those with seeds to donate should contact our seed bank coordinator at: Theseedbank@yahoo.com   LOOKING FORWARD The plan for the year was to have the Fall Meeting at Montgomery Botanical Gardens and the Holiday meeting somewhere on the east coast.  With the current situation being what it is, it's really a guess as to whether those plans will be altered, amended or cancelled as we move forward through tenuous times.  Notification will be through email if you are on our mailing list and will be posted on PalmTalk.   Stay safe everyone!
    • kinzyjr
      By kinzyjr
      Some photos from the CFPACS visit to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
      Ficus altissima

      Licuala spinosa

      Rhapidophyllum hystrix

      Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

      Satakentia liukiuensis

      Thrinax radiata

      Coccothrinax barbadensis

      Howea forsteriana (1)

      Howea forsteriana (2)

      Sabal yapa

      Coccothrinax crinita

      Coccothrinax argentata

      Some very large Golden cocos... don't stand under these

      Salacca magnifica

      Calyptrocalyx spicatus

      Out in the jungle...


    • kinzyjr
      By kinzyjr
      When more information becomes available, this thread will be updated. 
      For now, a preview of upcoming meetings for the year and an updated listing of our officers is available at: http://www.cfpacs.com/
    • kinzyjr
      By kinzyjr
      The two locations tentatively scheduled for this meeting are:
      Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236 Rob Branch's Garden in Sarasota, FL More details will be made available in the Affiliate News and Meeting Dates section of the forums.
    • kinzyjr
      By kinzyjr
      After a quick stop for a bite to eat, it was off to the Anne Michael’s residence on Orchid Island in Vero Beach, FL.  The property is certainly off the beaten path but can be seen from the bridge if you know where to look.  When you arrive at the property, you’re immediately greeted by copious amounts of mature Royal palms and Coconut palms.  The property does feature many other species and does have a single pre-1989 coconut still alive at the present time.  Attendees were given permission by the owner to harvest seeds laying on the ground.  Our guide Jason provided background information on some of the palms and other plants present in the garden.
      When you enter, you are greeted by plenty of mature Roystonea regia

      There was a great turnout and it is easy to see why

      The pond is surrounded by Roystonea, Sabals and coconuts.

      You can see the Indian River behind the house

      Next 2 photos: Coconut palms line the shore with the bridge in the background.


      The tallest coconut in this photo is a 1989 survivor.

      A set of coconut twins (2 palms from one coconut)

      Next 2 photos: Hard to believe you can have such an open yard and this many palms


      Some Roystonea and an Australian pine near the sand dune.

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