This will be a 3 day field trip. Members can feel free to attend any or all of the days. More information available here:
If you are not a member, but would like to become one - or if you were previously a member and would like to renew: http://cfpacs.com/org/membership-info/
If you are a CFPACS Member or former member, you should have received an email regarding the itinerary for the fall meeting. If you are not a past or present member, but are interested in joining and/or attending, please PM me at your earliest convenience. CFPACS was able to get a block of rooms reserved at a special group rate in the Miami area for our attendees. The details of how to lock in the group rate are included in the email sent earlier, but you will need to reserve a room by Monday, August 31st, 2020. The tentative itinerary is shared below:
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Nursery and Plant Sale Visits (starting at Searle ~10am)
Some members are going down early Friday to check out some of the South Florida nurseries. These are some of the South Florida nurseries that members have suggested they wanted to visit.
Fall Searle Sale: 6640 SW 172nd Ave., Southwest Ranches, FL 33331
Richard Lyons’ Nursery: 20200 SW 134th Ave, Miami, FL 33177
Redlands Nursery: 18455 SW 264th St, Homestead, FL 33031
Action Theory Landscaping and Nursery: 22401 SW 130th Ave,Miami, FL 33170
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Montgomery Botanical Center: 11901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL 33156
Attendees will be split in groups of 10 for tours of this wonderful 120-acre botanical garden. Please bring a brown bag lunch and either a chair or blanket to sit on while you are eating.
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Private Garden Cookout: TBA, Hollywood, FL
Attendees enjoy a hamburgers and hot dogs style cookout on a property large enough to allow plenty of social distance per CDC guidelines. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on while you are eating. The garden contains plenty of mature palm specimens and a large pond, including several Tahina spectabilis. There will be a garden tour and a palm raffle at this event. Please bring long clothes and/or mosquito repellent.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens: 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL 33156
Some members have expressed an interest in attending this wonderful 83-acre garden. To our knowledge, they are not accepting reciprocal passes at the moment and are offering two 3-hour tours per day (10am and 1pm). This can be done on your own if you wish as it is not formally scheduled.
By Anne-Tahina Metz
Hi all !
I was very surprised when Kim reached me to let me know about this fundraiser ! I am so glad and happy about this initiative ! It brought me back to so many memories from the discovery.
It was such an exciting thing to be part of ! Of course I was just a kid and didn’t measure the importance of it but now I realise how exceptional it is to have a tree named after me.
I remember the whole thing from the picnic, to my Dad coming home one day telling us that Bruno had posted it on PalmTalk and everyone was going ballistic over it !
I remember all the times we went to the site to see the inflorescence and how it evolved. We went to pick up the seeds and, in our garage, counted them and packed them to be shipped.
My dad really wanted me to be as involved as I could in this discovery and I will never thank him enough for that.
I remember Dr Dransfield’s visit, I remember seeing the excitement in his eyes when he first say the palm tree, it was like Christmas morning for him.
If you have any question, please feel free to ask them, I will do my best to answer them
I thank all the PalmTalk community for it’s generosity and for not forgetting about the Tahina. You guys are amazing !!
lots of love
see attachent a picture of me climbing a Tahina back in 2008
As wide as a bus, but starting to look upward. This Tahina started to grow sideways for awhile, then finally began to straighten out. At one point, the heel
kept becoming more exposed and I thought I might have to replant. But it has adapted and has become a monster. I think being in partial shade might have
been part of the problem, but it seems to have gotten it's groove on.