GardenFest and Fall Plant Sale on October 9. This year it will be held at the City of Lakeland nursery. We have so many plants (and some big trees!) that we just could not move them all to our office in Bartow this year. There are so many unusual flowering plants, unique vegetables, and native trees that we are growing with care. We hope to see you there!
@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!
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