Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7 pm,
Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 559, Seffner, FL :
Open Mic Night: This is your time to brag about your native garden, talk about native plant related topics, and ask garden questions of our highly knowledgeable members. Each participant will have up to 10 minutes to give a Power Point or to just talk.
We want to know about what you are doing to conserve, protect and restore native plants and native plant communities. Examples of acceptable presentations would include:
Have you participated in the FNPS land management program? Tell us about your experience.
Did you or your community put in a new native garden? Show us before and after pictures and tell us how you did it?
Are you having difficulty growing a particular native plant or picking plants for your yard?: "Ask The Membership" about plants you may had had difficulty growing in your yard.
Are you an photographer or illustrator of native plants?: Show us a few (3-5) of your favorite photos or illustrations and tell us why they are your favorites.
Please NO politics or self-promotion.
Plan ahead and don't be shy. If you want to give us a heads-up on your topic, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, but this is not a requirement to speak. Just show up with your presentation on a usb thumb drive and we will fit you in.
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:30 am (meet at the gardens):
Fieldtrip to Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
The Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida, includes flora, fauna and natural resources in surroundings intended to inspire, educate and promote environmentally friendly techniques. Florida natives, rare and unusual exotics, and garden plants are included. These Botanical gardens, operated by Pinellas County include a Patio garden, Herb, Tropical Fruit, Native Plant, Succulent, Butterfly, Bromeliad and Palm garden. There is also a Natural Restoration Area/Interpretive Trail that features scrub and sandhill communities.
From Tampa and locations in North or Eastern Florida. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located approximately 20 miles west of Tampa. Take (I-75) or (I-4) to southbound I-275 from Tampa over the Howard Frankland Bridge west to the Ulmerton Road (SR 688) exit. Continue on Ulmerton Road and travel approximately 15 miles west. Go through the intersection with Ridge Road, the Garden will be on your left, just past Animal Services / Emergency Services.
For more information visit their website: http://www.flbg.org/
Thursday May 28 - Sunday, May 31, Tallahassee, FL
FNPS 35th Annual Conference: (click on image for website)