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Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society - Spring Meeting - Sat. 03/25/2023


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Meeting Itinerary:

  • DATE: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
  • 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM:
    • Location:
      • Algonquin Sports Complex
      • Crespino Ct, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    • Please park your vehicle at this location and take the short walk to the garden.  To get to Crespino Ct, you can turn right as soon as you pass the garden address.
    • Please DO NOT park on the street in front of the house or on the median.
  • 10:00 AM to Noon:
    • Location:
      • 211 Wimico Dr, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    • Tour three gardens packed with palms tolerant of salt and cold exposure.
  • Noon to 2:00 PM:
    • Lunch on your own.  There are several restaurants in the area on FL-518 and A1A
    • Suggested Locations:
      • Doubles Beachside: a sandwich shop with outdoor dining
      • Hula Moon: a tropical-themed restaurant
      • Pappagallo's Pizza: pizza shop located right on the ocean
      • Sr. Loco Tacos: Mexican restaurant
      • Charlie & Jake's Barbecue: Southern-style menu
  • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location:
      • 211 Wimico Dr, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    • Return to the gardens after lunch for the auction and sale.

Additional Information:

Neil began his palm enthusiasm back in 1994 after a trip to Rockledge Gardens, where he encountered palms he never heard of before.  Soon after, he attended his first Central Florida Palm Society (later to become Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society) meeting with Wabasso and Vero Beach garden visits including the legendary collection of Joe & Anne Michaels.  Since then, he has experimented with many species of palms and cycads to learn what would grow in his beachside garden.

The meeting at his garden includes many species of palms and cycads that demonstrate salt tolerance more than cold hardiness, which is the challenge in his location.  He has had the good fortune of having neighbors also collecting rare palms, and thus makes up a 3-garden tour for our society.

Please Remember to Bring:

  • a chair
  • a plant for the auction

 

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A few quick updates and reminders for attendees:

  • Remember to bring
    • a chair... and maybe an extra one or two just in case
    • a plant for the auction
  • Bring snacks and drinks if you tend to get hungry or thirsty before lunch
  • Lunch is on your own, but you are welcome to brown bag and eat at the meeting site if you do not want to go to a restaurant.
  • There will be folks on hand to assist with parking.

Most of all, looking forward to seeing everyone there.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to post or reach out via email.

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For more information, visit our homepage at: http://cfpacs.com/org/

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24 hour bump.  It may not hurt to pack an umbrella just in case.

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A few photos from the meeting:

Hyphaene coriacea, Hyophorbe hybrid, and Bismarckia

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People congregate at the front as they arrive:

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A Borassus aethiopum and a Veitchia (I think: winin) dominate the corner of the yard.

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Lots of Copernicia and Coccothrinax in view on the second lot on the tour:

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Chambeyronia (Kentiopsis) oliviformis:

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A large Copernicia:

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There were a lot of Ptychosperma species around:

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Vendor plants waiting for a new home:

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The group gathers in the driveway for the auction:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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Those are some awesome gardens there @kinzyjr! Big turn out too! Thanks to the home owners for sharing their gardens with us and to CFPACS for holding the event. The number of nice Copernicias there was impressive and inspiring. 

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For those who prefer video tours, plantspotter69 filmed these at the meeting:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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A few more videos:

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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A few more additional videos taken from the tour:

Palms:
Jubaeopsis caffra       : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H88_rUo7y7c
Chamaedorea stolonifera : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3aauf0jBTA
Cyrtostachys renda      : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NssXZniTbK0
Pseudophoenix vinifera  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXuW-R2Q3GQ
Syagrus stenopetala     : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dKwjCEyeuc
Pritchardia sp.         : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BI9voCjX2g
Dypsis 'Mayotte Island' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPSxAO2A8wQ


Cycads:
Encephalartos nubimontanus : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNaoTr_5v0
Zamia tuerckheimii         : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPf36Q9bx6A
Encephalartos whitelockii  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D2ZrhaFjks
Encephalartos lehmannii    : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCiiWmuW17M
Encephalartos laurentianus : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_nb-XLYr8
Zamia sp. 'Jamaica Giant'  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSqD5wKcURU
Encephalartos villosus     : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk_ugU6ZTnk
Encephalartos msinganus    : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lh5CMT5BMM
Encephalartos lebomboensis : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GSp-OLlWOg


Other:
Vanilla sp. Orchid (planifolia?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP7t6cyAkZQ

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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A few more from our trip earlier this year:

Palms:
Copernicia curtissii   : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzkAACAWsbU
Copernicia fallaensis : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuT_P2spARg

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Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone (2012): 9b | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (1985, 1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a | 30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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