Florida Gardening forum: Snowbirding in Boca Raton

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Name: Andi
to be determined.... (Zone 6b)
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GardenQuilts
Dec 24, 2017 4:33 PM CST
A friend invited me to Boca Raton Florida for the winter. I can't picture myself as a "Boca Babe".

My friend likes Bloomingdales and Sachs. I like the farmers market and hunting for treasures at estate sales and thrift stores. She makes wreaths and arrangements from fake flowers, I grow the real thing.

Any suggestions of gardening groups, farmers markets, public gardens, etc. around Boca? Maybe orchid people. I haven't been able to keep orchids alive...
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Dec 29, 2017 11:48 AM CST
There used to be a farmers market on US 1 there (federal hwy). And you will do fine, the boca babe thing is all in their heads. You will find lots to do in the area down there. Enjoy. If your staying with someone for the winter, wow, thats going to be what would challenge me. OOOO lots of orchids
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 29, 2017 12:25 PM CST
There are lots of fun places for a gardener to enjoy. This is the best time of year to tour the botanical gardens, and go to things like the Tamiami Orchid Festival. Will you be there in January? http://www.tamiamiorchidfestiv... Something you both might enjoy, gorgeous antiques, and lovely gardens as well at Vizcaya http://vizcaya.org/ The Redlands Fruit and Spice park is a really neat botanical garden, too http://redlandfruitandspice.co...

When friends from up north visit us, the ones who garden all enjoy visiting any old nursery, even the ones at Home Depot and Lowe's. Lots of nice flowers and beautiful scents even if you can't buy anything to bring home. (they have orchids for sale just about everywhere here, too.)

Maybe you will succeed in sparking an interest in your friend to grow real flowers. I mean, it's Florida, everything grows here all year 'round. (except when we get an unseasonably cold few days of weather, coming this week, it seems) Don't let the cold snap worry you, though. It warms right back up again after just a few cold nights. The weather this time of year is THE reason we all moved to Florida.
Elaine

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 29, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Don't forget Fairchild, it is worth the trip. I think Viscaya took a direct hit from hurricane Matthew, not sure if it has opened again yet. There is a list of outstanding Florida gardens at the tops of this forum.
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Name: Andi
to be determined.... (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap
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GardenQuilts
Feb 23, 2018 3:27 PM CST
I arrived! Loving the blooming hibiscus and beautiful weather.
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Feb 23, 2018 5:46 PM CST
It is a great week weather wise, hope it holds before getting too hot.
Name: Andi
to be determined.... (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap
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GardenQuilts
Feb 24, 2018 10:21 AM CST
I am sitting outside in a sundress drinking coffee. PA has a wintery mix of rain, sleet, slush. Escaped just in time!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 24, 2018 10:23 AM CST
Lucky you, Andi!
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Mar 8, 2018 12:21 PM CST
Welcome Andi Welcome!
Name: Andi
to be determined.... (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap
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GardenQuilts
Mar 26, 2018 11:17 AM CST
Thank you!

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