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...
By Yunder Wækraus
They say you should never look back, but I couldn’t help myself. Google finally updated its street view images. Last year, the images showed the two US homes we once owned as they were prior to our living there, and now the images show them as they are after we moved out. I’m pleased to see that the gardens I put into our CA yard, where we lived from 2012-2015, and the one I put in our FL yard, where we lived 2015-2018, are largely intact and growing. Not one plant at either property predated my ownership. I’ve also included pix of the house we’ve been renting for two years. I don’t get the fun of planting and owning my garden here, but at least it is pleasantly palmy :-)
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For now, a preview of upcoming meetings for the year and an updated listing of our officers is available at: http://www.cfpacs.com/
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.
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.