More information about the fall meeting of the First Coast Palm and Cycad Society is posted here:
You are cordially invited to the First Coast Palm and Cycad Society Fall Meeting in Glen St. Mary, FL. The tentative itinerary is below:
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
11818 N. CR 125
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Garden Tour with Kyle Brown
Come see a wonderful north Florida garden that has matured over the last 45 years. The garden features many palms, cycads, and other exotic plants.
Enjoy a BBQ lunch. This will be either very low cost or no cost, depending on numbers.
Historic Glen St. Mary Nursery
7703 Glen Nursery Rd
Glen St Mary, FL 32040
Visit a historic nursery just minutes from the meeting site.
· If anyone would like to stay the night in the area, the Hampton Inn & Suites in MacClenny, FL is recommended:
o Hampton Inn & Suites
5242 George Hodges Rd.
MacClenny, FL 32063
· If anyone would like to bring plants to sell/trade, you are welcome to do so.
· Please bring a chair.
Please RSVP via PM at your earliest convenience for planning purposes.
You can see the updates for this event as they come in here: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/70264-central-florida-palm-cycad-society-fall-meeting-sat-10232021/
At this point, just a save the date to get the word out. The plan is to meet at Sunken Gardens at 10am, then lunch on your own, then reconvene at Kopsick Palm Arboretum. More details will be made available as they are finalized.
By Eric in Orlando
We obtained Tahina spectabilis seed from the first batch that was offered and received them in April 2008, We have planted 7 Tahina palms at Leu Gardens from this seed batch. Almost all of them were planted near other Madagascar natives.
1. acc# 090230, planted July 2009, located in the Palm Garden, growing next to a Hyphaene coriacea (formerly H. shatan) from Madagascar seed.