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Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society - Fall Meeting - Sat. 10/22/2022


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To give everyone the maximum amount of notice, the Fall 2022 meeting will be held in Lakeland.  Here is the current itinerary.  There may be some modification to this as Bonnet Springs Park is scheduled to have their grand opening the same day.

CFPACS 2022 Fall Meeting

Tentative Itinerary

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Time

Location

Description

10AM - 12PM

Hollis Garden

 

702 E Orange St

Lakeland, FL 33801

Park at Hollis Garden (702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801) or Barnett Park (215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801).  Meet at the garden entrance.  Tour the garden and the municipal plantings near City Hall and the Orange St. Parking Garage.  The area boasts an impressive array of cold-tender species as well as an arid garden, a butterfly garden, and several species of bamboo in a neoclassical setting.

 

For a preview: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/18482-hollis-gardens-in-lakeland-florida/

 

12PM-1PM

Lunch

 

There are many options available. 

Below are just a few:

  • The Garden Bistro is onsite next to Hollis Garden overlooking Lake Mirror. 
  • Texas Cattle Company is a short walk down the Lake Mirror Promenade.
  • Like seafood and steak?  Head to Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille near Munn Park. 
  • Need to practice your ax throwing?  Ax-Caliber is just up the street from City Hall.  Feel free to ask or use Google Maps to find a dining option you like.

 

1PM-3PM

Lake Wire

 

70 Lake Wire Dr

Lakeland, FL 33815

 

Parking is easiest if you come down Bay St.  Park on the right side of the road after the bend where it turns into Lake Wire Dr.  We'll tour the palm collection started in 2005 with the assistance of CFPACS member Tom Broome and the late but great Doug Morrison.

 

For a preview: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/61996-lake-wire-lakeland-fl/

 

3PM -

4PM

Auction\Sale

Site TBD

Additional Sites that may be added to the schedule:

Additional palms in Lakeland:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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The itinerary for the meeting was approved tonight.  It has changed to include two additional sites from the list above.  Unfortunately, Bonnet Springs Park is booked almost through the end of the year.

CFPACS 2022 Fall Meeting Itinerary

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Time

Location

Description

10:00AM

to

11:30AM

Hollis Garden

702 E Orange St

Lakeland, FL 33801

Park at Hollis Garden (702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801) or Barnett Park (215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801).  Meet at the garden entrance.  Tour the garden and the municipal plantings near City Hall and the Orange St. Parking Garage.  The area boasts an impressive array of cold-tender species as well as an arid garden, a butterfly garden, and several species of bamboo in a neoclassical setting.

For a preview: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/18482-hollis-gardens-in-lakeland-florida/

11:30AM

to

12:30PM

Lunch

There are many options available downtown.   Many will be mentioned before we break.  Feel free to use your favorite search engine to look.

 

1:00PM to

2:00PM

Lake Wire

70 Lake Wire Dr

Lakeland, FL 33815

Parking is easiest if you come down Bay St.  Park on the right side of the road after the bend where it turns into Lake Wire Dr.  We'll tour the palm collection started in 2005 with the assistance of CFPACS member Tom Broome and the late but great Doug Morrison.

For a preview: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/61996-lake-wire-lakeland-fl/

2:30PM to

3:00PM

Common Ground

2719 Denton St

Lakeland, FL 33803

 

Meet at the parking area at the given address.  We’ll tour the palms, cycads, and tropical plantings at the playground, at Cleveland Heights Golf Course, and near the boat ramp at Lake Hollingsworth.  If we need additional parking, there is a lot at Veteran’s Park, 1000 E Edgewood Dr.

For a preview: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/61890-common-ground-lakeland-fl/

3:30PM

to 

4:30PM

Auction\Sale

Kinzy Jr.’s Place

Lakeland Highlands, FL

Full address given to attendees at the meeting

Meet at Kinzy Jr.’s house nestled in the hills of the Lakeland Highlands.  The garden boasts an impressive array of temperate, oceanic, desert, and tropical palm species as well as tropical hardwoods. 

Tropical palms like Veitchia and Coconuts share a small lot with temperate and oceanic genera like Trachycarpus and Howea while steps away from xeric and desert genera like Hyphaene, Brahea, and Washingtonia filifera from Nevada’s Moapa Valley.  80+ species spanning 50 genera in little more than 1/3rd of an acre.

Tour the garden, buy some new plants, and enjoy some time in the shade.

For a preview: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/52296-palms-and-others-of-interest/  

 

Remember to bring:
  • chair(s)
  • plant(s) for the auction
  • any PPE you deem necessary

Please RSVP via email, DM, or post if you plant on attending so we have an estimate for parking planning.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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For those who were planning on using the Polk Parkway (FL-570 toll road) as part of their travel plans to/from the fall meeting, please consider getting a SunPass if you do not already have one.  There is a project to convert the Polk Parkway to all electronic tolls that is slated to finish in 2024.  The portion of this project that will impact the Lakeland Highlands Rd. interchange, making it all-electronic goes live on 09/23/2022 - roughly 1 full month before our meeting.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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The meeting is still on and the itinerary is firm.  For those on the mailing list, look for an email reminder to come out this weekend.  If you've already sent an RSVP, you won't need to again.

Lakeland did take a pretty good dent from Hurricane Ian, particularly in the southeast quadrant.  Each of the featured gardens is getting the necessary TLC.

If anyone can assist CFPACS Members Dave and Geri Prall with their garden in Cape Coral, please do:

https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/topic/75382-apb-palmtreegardens-in-cape-coral-fl/

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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We're at the two-week mark at this point.  The itinerary has been modified slightly to work around a scheduling conflict for one of our tour guides.  We basically had to flip Common Ground and Lake Wire and add a bit more time for the Common Ground tour.  We'll still finish at my slice of paradise for the auction and sale.

If you're considering coming but haven't sent an RSVP, send us an email reply, or send me a DM... or just post here so we have a count for parking. 

Looking forward to it!

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Great day and wonderful seeing everyone!  Hopefully walking up and down all of the hills didn't wear you all out. :)

A few photos of the tour at Hollis Gardens as well as the buffet-style food and auction on the last leg of the tour

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Had a photo shared from another member:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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The handout given at the meeting is attached for anyone that wanted to view it or have an electronic copy for reference.

CoverPage_v2.pdf

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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For those that didn't get a copy of the City of Lakeland's official palm list for their gardens, here are both pages as images.  Please note some of these may need to be corrected later.  As an example, the Hyphaene in the city gardens appear to be Hyphaene coriacea rather than Hyphaene thebaica to my eye, but I'd be thrilled to be wrong.  If anyone knows Hyphaene really well and I am wrong, please correct my misconception.  In particular, anyone that went to the Lake Hollingsworth shore and saw the Hyphaene near the road and the green Bismarckia nobilis would have a good first-hand account.

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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