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Central & North Florida Palm and Cycad Society Holiday Gathering - Sat. 12/8/2018

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

Central & North Florida Palm and Cycad Society
Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 8, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Private Garden of Ron Hart & Maryann Krisovitch
6701 Lake Kirkland Drive, Clermont, FL 34714

The Society will provide drinks and the main dish.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.

About the garden:  Ron & Maryann have been members of the society for over 10 years and have also served as President and Treasurer.  They recently moved about 80 of their 170 palms and cycads from their home in Apopka to their new lake house south of Clermont.  While the home is a new place for Maryann, Ron actually built the home 15 years ago. Many of the palms he planted back then are still there and thriving even though he was gone from them for the past 10 years!  You’ll see the struggle the plants are facing since removing plucked from a shady oak canopy half-acre yard to a mostly sunny acre on the lake.

Please R.S.V.P. by the Monday before the meeting to Maryann at palmsocietytreas@aol.com

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. Sides or dessert

  3. A chair for your own personal enjoyment!

     

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Rumor has it we'll get a special guest at this meet-up... :) 

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R.S.V.P. by December 1!!!

Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society
Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 8, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Private Garden of Ron Hart & Maryann Krisovitch
6701 Lake Kirkland Drive, Clermont, FL 34714

Parking available in the vacant lots next door and across the street.

The Society will provide drinks and the main dish.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.

We’ll also be having a pot luck style raffle basket.  Please bring an item to include in the basket.  Items could be something like garden gloves, seeds, bottles of wine, palm -related items, box of chocolates.    

Buy your tickets at the meeting.  All proceeds support the Society.

About the garden:  Ron & Maryann have been members of the society for over 10 years and have also served as President and Treasurer.  They recently moved about 80 of their 170 palms and cycads from their home in Apopka to their new lake house south of Clermont.  While the home is a new place for Maryann, Ron actually built the home 15 years ago. Many of the palms he planted back then are still there and thriving even though he was gone from them for the past 10 years!  You’ll see the struggle the plants are facing since removing plucked from a shady oak canopy half-acre yard to a mostly sunny acre on the lake.

Please R.S.V.P. by December 1 to Maryann at palmsocietytreas@aol.com

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. Sides or dessert

  3. A chair for your own personal enjoyment!

  4. An item for the raffle basket.

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On behalf of the First Coast International Palm Society ---- I am boycotting this meeting.   They made an attempt to take over our society at the joint IPS chapter meeting ---which the membership rejected -----  Little did we know this was a Trojan horse at the meeting. Why dont they include the SW chapter of the IPS too ?

 

 

 

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One week reminder.  If you are planning on attending, please R.S.V.P. by Monday, December 3rd, 2018 to Maryann at palmsocietytreas@aol.com

Please bring:

  1. A plant for the auction (does not have to be a palm, palm-companions are good too!
  2. Sides or dessert
  3. A chair for your own personal enjoyment!
  4. An item for the raffle basket.

May want to pack an umbrella as well, just in case.

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If you haven’t already, R.S.V.P. NOW!

Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society
Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 8, 2018

11:00am – 3:00pm

Private Garden of Ron Hart & Maryann Krisovitch
6701 Lake Kirkland Drive, Clermont, FL 34714

Parking available in the vacant lots next door and across the street.

The Society will provide drinks and the main dish.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.

We’ll also be having a pot luck style raffle basket.  Please bring an item to include in the basket.  Items could be something like garden gloves, seeds, bottles of wine, palm -related items, box of chocolates.    

Buy your raffle tickets at the meeting.  All proceeds support the Society.

Vendors should pull into the driveway for unloading.

About the garden:  Ron & Maryann have been members of the society for over 10 years and have also served as President and Treasurer.  They recently moved about 80 of their 170 palms and cycads from their home in Apopka to their new lake house south of Clermont.  While the home is a new place for Maryann, Ron actually built the home 15 years ago. Many of the palms he planted back then are still there and thriving even though he was gone from them for the past 10 years!  You’ll see the struggle the plants are facing since removing plucked from a shady oak canopy half-acre yard to a mostly sunny acre on the lake.

Please R.S.V.P. to Maryann at palmsocietytreas@aol.com

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. Sides or dessert
  3. A chair for your own personal enjoyment!
  4. An item for the raffle basket.
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Hope all attendees had a great time!  Good food, great palms and cycads for sale, wonderful weather, excellent location and fantastic folks made for a great Saturday!  As an added bonus, I got a first-rate cycad education by Tom Broome on my way back.  Here are a couple of photos I took:

Getting dinner ready for the troops:

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The view of the lake looking north:

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The lake looking southwest:

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A few early birds looking at the vendor and auction plants available:

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