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 email@example.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!
Some photos from the CFPACS visit to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Howea forsteriana (1)
Howea forsteriana (2)
Some very large Golden cocos... don't stand under these
Out in the jungle...
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/
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Phoenix Sylvester Palm Trees for sale in Jasper on Facebook Marketplace
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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.