User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: Recommendations for CP attractions in FL

  1. #1
    From the Tropics mindmaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San Juan, PR
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Recommendations for CP attractions in FL

    Heyo everyone!

    I'm gonna be visiting Florida this week for my Medicine Residency interviews this week and I was wondering if anyone on the message boards has any recommendations for me. I'm renting a car, so i'll be able to drive to most places that the GPS has in its memory. hehehe I'll be driving between Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami, so there has to be something "botanical" that's interesting there. Much obliged!

    Joel

  2. #2
    Capensis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Everywhere. Capensis everywhere.
    Posts
    4,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, there probably is, but none that I'm aware of. :/
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

  3. #3
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There must be Sarracenias up around Jacksonville, but I don't know where and it wouldn't be a great time of the year to see them. If you go from Orlando to Miami (or vice versa) by way of Sebring, you'll travel through Florida's agricultural heartland and can stop at Highlands Hammock State Park (in Sebring), which is very cool. I'd rather travel through orange groves and cattle range than the endless subdivisions and strip malls along the coast. Good luck in your interviews.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. #4
    Agent of Chaos Wolfn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,407
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I live in Florida and I'm not very familar with CP locations. Here in Tampa, there's a marshy area behind my house that has some Drosera and Utricularia (and I'm desperately looking for any Pinguicula in my area). I'm actually thinking about introducing some Drosera Capensis to the area to see if they would thrive here.


    When I get a car and a job, I would like to take a trip to northern Florida and visit a wetland.
    "I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one."

    Wolfn's Growlist

  5. #5
    Two flies one pitcher. Minus the crap eating. obregon562's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lakewood, California, USA
    Posts
    1,253
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    DO NOT introduce ANYTHING. BAD idea.

    Try visiting Sunbelle Exotics. They have great neps/
    "It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"

    My Growlist

  6. #6
    RL7836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by obregon562 View Post
    Try visiting Sunbelle Exotics. They have great neps/
    Based on the recent thefts, I believe they stopped visitations (although it doesn't hurt to check).

    There are a number of Florida folks on the various forums - you might want to PM them directly (Brian Barnes - drosera5150 & MannyH to name 2).
    All the best,
    Ron
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

    *** Growlist / Wants / Offers ***
    (with Pics)

  7. #7
    RL7836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    I'm actually thinking about introducing some Drosera Capensis to the area to see if they would thrive here.
    Really bad idea. Read a few articles on introduced exotics to get an idea of how bad this can be. While they are a problem everywhere, Florida has a huge number of examples. Here's one article to give you a sample.

    Excerpt:
    Over 200 exotic plant species occur in Everglades National Park - more than 20 percent of the park's total number of plant species. Some of them are highly invasive and pose a serious threat to native communities. Brazilian pepper, for example, has decimated 125,000 acres in the park, or nearly 2.5 times the size of Washington D.C., while melaleuca, old world climbing fern, and Australian pine each affect more than 10,000 acres. With an ability to grow and reproduce rapidly, most plant invaders can swiftly dominate a landscape, turning unique, diverse plant communities into single-species monocultures.
    All the best,
    Ron
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

    *** Growlist / Wants / Offers ***
    (with Pics)

  8. #8
    Capensis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Everywhere. Capensis everywhere.
    Posts
    4,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you can, you can go around the Florida Panhandle to look for some Sarracenia leucophylla.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. recommendations...
    By MrFus in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-21-2007, 01:35 PM
  2. Laptop recommendations
    By nepenthes gracilis in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-02-2006, 10:42 PM
  3. Drosera recommendations
    By PiranhaPlant in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-20-2006, 10:15 AM
  4. Any Recommendations..
    By bluejeans in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-27-2002, 05:02 PM
  5. Any recommendations?
    By Cindy in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-07-2002, 08:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •