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1. Do you believe in climate change?
I believe in both climate change and global warming, which are real issues.20
I do believe in climate change, but I do not believe in 'global warming'.9
I don't believe in climate change or global warming. Neither are real.3
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Vendor Spots Open DEADLINE Oct. 31 - SFPS's 37th Fall Palm Show & Sale NOV. 6-7 Coral Gables / MiamiBy MameyDisco
THE SOUTH FLORIDA PALM SOCIETY
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO BE A VENDOR
AT THE 37th 2021 FALL PALM SHOW & SALE
November 6th & 7th
at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Coral Gables / Miami)
We have 11 confirmed vendors bringing palms, cycads, & art. Vendor deadline is OCT. 31st.
If you would like to be a vendor or volunteer at the sale please send an email to the SFPS board and you'll be sent the Vendor Packet + form.
Please send to only (1) of our e-mails below. https://southfloridapalmsociety.org/contact
Updates, vendors, & species list will be posted on the SFPS website + on the Show & Sale page.
You can also sign up for our e-mail list via the bottom of the page linked.
South Florida Palm Society
A few from Weymouth on the south coast of England...
So this glasshouse and garden is located about 10 miles northeast of my location, just on the outskirts of south London. It's a bit of a hidden gem, although not quite on Kew Garden's level...
A stunning Bismarckia Nobilis that must be at least 20 foot tall...
They've got some stuff growing outdoors as well...
So I am currently on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. You can cross over from Portsmouth on the ferry, which takes about 30 minutes. The island is a palm paradise in general, but the southeastern portion is almost like a mini Califronia. I will let the photos do the talking. All these CIDP and Washingtonia were planted tiny about 10-15 years ago now.
I'll start with the Trachycarpus Fortunei...
Going in heavy with the Washingtonia now. Excuse the sun in my eyes...
There were several Jubaea Chilensis planted out...
About a mile down the road we sat down to have lunch, as dolphin pods jumped out of the water while we ate...
Off the coast of Niton, right next to the spot we ate at, I spotted a Washingtonia in a back yard. Unfortunately the garden was not really accessible to get photos, so I unlawfully hopped the fence to get some shots. Not really being one to follow rules, I am certainly glad I went over, since it turns out there were two Washies in that back yard...
Massive palm updates from the Isle of Wight coming. I have barely scratched the surface here...
Hey all. Haven't made a post of my own in a while, so I thought I'd share some of my potted palms that I keep on my patio here in zone 10A in southern FL. PLEASE disregard the somewhat messy patio at the moment. Thank you! its a work in progress!
In April of 2021 we had to move from our place which was on Maximo Point, the southern most tip of mainland Pinellas county. There, we were about a mile out into Tampa Bay on a small, less than 1/4 mile wide strip of land that ran along I-275 leading up to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. We moved about 2 miles away to an Island in Tampa bay that is probably a bit smaller than Key West, called Coquina Key. In front of the new place is a fairly big salt / brackish lake, and behind me is a large body of water called Big Bayou. Once again we are still surrounded by water in very close proximity. The Patio faces South / Southeast and gets full sun in summer until about 3-4Pm. Winter we will get it at a lower angle, and for most of the day, keeping us warm. The building will protect us from the chilly NW winds from "cold fronts" that occasionally come through during "winter" lol. Its really more like "wet season (summer) and Dry Season (winter) here as the winter temps, while cool at times, are still nothing really close to actual "winter temps"
In these photos there is nothing rare or particularly spectacular, but they are all palms that I love. Dypsis Lutescens, Adonidia Merrillii, Phoenix Roebelenii, Chamaedora Cataractum.
First two pics are of my whole patio on the 4th of July 2021. Second of the first two is my newly (at the time) repotted Pigmy Date Palm. (Phoenix Roebelenii) It now has several feet of trunk. It was purchased in early 2018 and had one very small one, and the main trunk which at that time had about 4-6" of "trunk". It was much shorter. I removed the very small one to allow the bigger one to have the pot all to itself and so far its flourished.
The rest of these photos below were taken today, 8/11/2021.
Below: some large Dypsis Lutescens in "half" whiskey barrels. They were pretty large when I got them in late 2017/ early 2018, but had no clear trunk.
Now there are lots of clear trunks on them
Below: Adonidia Merrillii. Purchased in mid 2018 for $25.00, it was fairly small and trunkless. It has done fantastic in this pot since, and will be getting an upgrade this year.
Below: Phoenix Roebelenii.
The following 3 photos below are my water HOGS, Chamaedorea Cataractum. They were fairly small when I got them 2 years ago for $10 each. They have grown great,
and are now loaded with seeds. These things are WATER HOGS. I have to water then daily if it doesn't rain, sometimes twice daily each, and they need to be
DRENCHED / FLOODED each time. They are much happier on this patio as its less windy. It is still pretty darn windy here, but no nearly as strong / ongoing for hours on end
as it was at the old place.