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From: Albert Huntington BALBERTH at yahoo.com> on 2000.09.07 at 19:05:15(5367)

I believe this topic may have come up before, but as responses tend to be
private and therefore not archived, I am asking it again.

After talking to some of us who will be traveling from afar to the Miami area
for the IAS Show and Sale, I know that many of us are trying to figure out
where else in the Miami area we might want to visit should we happen to have
any cash left after the Show and Sale.

Could some of the many Floridians on the list suggest some nurseries to visit
in the Miami area, keeping in mind that a lot of us are no doubt interested in
various rare/exotic plants, and not exclusively Aroids?

Some suggestions in the past have been: Dewey Fisk's place, Palm Hammock
Orchid Estate, Zone Ten nursery. I am hoping to see some more in the same

From: "Susan Cooper" SCooper at cooperpower.com> on 2000.09.07 at 20:28:29(5369)
I agree with Albert. I'd like to visit some gardens/greenhouses/growers too. Please include addresses or locations if you have any ideas.
From: Jim Singer jsinger at igc.org> on 2000.09.07 at 22:29:48(5372)
this reply is from florida's better ceast. if you've read 'the orchid
thief,' you might want to explore the fakahatchee strand state park near
naples [and if you haven't read the orchid thief, shame on you] as well as
the corkscrew swamp sanctuary.

From: TimothyA7 at aol.com on 2000.09.08 at 15:31:37(5382)
Within blocks of Palm Hammock orchid estate are two famous Hort locations
for neat tropicals.
From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2000.09.08 at 15:32:48(5385)
Dear Aroiders:

Many of you are asking about places in South Florida to visit while you
are here for the Show and Sale. In the South Miami-Dade County area
there are many nurseries but If you are into Orchids you should call RF
Orchids (305) 245-4570 and make plans to visit one of the premiere
orchids nurseries in South Florida. Not far away is the Fruit and Spice
Park. And, although Silver Krome Gardens is a wholesale Foliage Plant
Nursery any member of the Aroid Society is welcome to come by and visit
during the week of the show as long as you call and make an
appointmen... I am not always in and the nursery is not open on
Weekends. I will try and check around and see what else there is to
visit. If you have some special interests let me know but please do not
ask me about dwarf Strelitzias because I know very little about that


From: Aroideae at aol.com on 2000.09.08 at 21:40:26(5386)
dear albert,

here a couple of good ones although i've not visited either in a couple of

From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2000.09.09 at 02:20:15(5387)
> Within blocks of Palm Hammock orchid estate are two famous Hort locations
>for neat tropicals.
>'Ernestos' and Jerry Horne both have really great offerings. Ask at PHOE

I have wanted to go to Ernestos for years when visiting the IAS Show in
Miami BUT... Ernestos is always closed on this weekend for inventory or
something. They have never been open when the IAS show has been on.

If this has changed let me know I would like to go too.


From: "patricia frank" tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2000.09.12 at 04:30:27(5414)
>More on the nursery vein, the best are at the show. If you are up in the
>Dewy area there are several. For palm and cycads and lots of other goodies
>Jeff Searle and his brother have a great one at 6640 S.W. 172 Ave. Fort
>Lauderdale. Webb site palms@rainforestcollection.com. Another member Joseph
>Fondeur- Tropical Paradise -5060 S.W. 76 Ave, Davie e-mail
>We are working on a list of things to do and see in South Florida and also
>some gardens to visit.
>All members are invited to my garden about a mile from FTG for a view of a
>little bit of my paradise and we hope to add other gardens.
>Anyone want to volunteer theirs ?
>I hope to add as an attachment, the feature plant for the show, it will be
>available at the show and the auction and mail order after that.
We are looking forward to meeting so many of our members at this show,it
should be very special.
See you all soon,

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