Tropical Florida Gardens - What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

Garden Talk: Palms in the Southwest Florida Landscape

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 27th

Thomas Edison was instrumental in encouraging and accomplishing the planting of the stately royal palms along McGregor Boulevard and Fort Myers is now considered the “City of Palms.” Edison planted palms throughout his estate because he enjoyed their tropical look. Of the 2,800 species of palms, several native to Florida are represented, along with ones that do equally well in our climate. Come to the Garden Talk on August 12, 2107 at 10 a.m. and learn which palms you could plant in your own landscape. Gordon Bower, an avid palm collector with more than 100 species in his yard, will present the program with our Senior Horticulturist, Debbie Hughes. Planting, fertilizing and pruning will also be discussed. A tour of the palms in the Edison Ford gardens and a hands-on demonstration will complete the program.

Participants should meet at the information booth after signing in at the ticket counter. They will receive a 20% off coupon toward Garden Shoppe purchases. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $10; non-members $15. Contact Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org. Pre-registration requested, but not required.

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