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Going to tampa for 2 weeks

Post  Seth Ellwood on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:47 am

Like the title says I am going to tampa fl for two weeks Leaving the 22nd .I was trying to figure out if there are any good bonsai nurserys within reason .I will be taking some money with me just in case..

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Re: Going to tampa for 2 weeks

Post  AlainK on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:14 am

Seth Ellwood wrote:
I will be taking some money with me just in case..

Strange... Smile

I'm so used to using my credit card everywhere I go in Europe, that sounds like one century ago to me Very Happy

I've never crossed the Atlantic though, one never knows how different customs may be in another part of the world.

Yet, I remember that last year, when i went to Catalunya, people preferred cash.

Well, if they want to play it personal, why not after all ?... Cool

But from a French (and european) point of view, I find it rather funny that people carry banknotes with them.

Makes me think of that excellent TV serial, with "scientist" cow-boys in a train, can't remember the name...

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:28 am

I can usually get a better deal if I have cash in hand the transaction is immediate and they do not have to wait for the transaction to clear.

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:30 am

I just saw in google maps durastone is just on the other side of the coast from tampa might be my only opprtunity to visit?? Are they open on wekends?? I will have to call to try to sch an appt if not.

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Post  AlainK on Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:03 am

Seth Ellwood wrote:I can usually get a better deal if I have cash in hand the transaction is immediate and they do not have to wait for the transaction to clear.

That makes sense, aye.

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Post  fiona on Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:11 am

I think it's time Seth learned the Scottish trick with money.

By all means have banknotes in your pocket.

But make sure there is a piece of elastic connecting them. Bagpiper

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:12 pm

AlainK wrote:
Seth Ellwood wrote:
I will be taking some money with me just in case..

Makes me think of that excellent TV serial, with "scientist" cow-boys in a train, can't remember the name...

"Wild Wild West" maybe.

I know of one Bonsai Nursery just north of Tampa at Dade City, FL I will log out get their web site and/or email and sent it to you.

If you want to drive across the state (about 3 hours) the BSOB is having a meeting on the 21st with a demo by Mary Madison on Buttonwoods.

I would be happy to be your east coast guide if you are interested. Contact me with a private message.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:18 pm

http://www.pasiminan.com/ is just north of Tampa up I-75

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Re: Going to tampa for 2 weeks

Post  JimLewis on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:43 pm

Isn't "Great American" in Ocala still up and running?

There are some clubs in the area:


FLORIDA - St.
Petersburg
Suncoast Bonsai Society
. Meets at
Unitarian Universalist Church; Arlington Avenue North in St. Petersburg,
Florida Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month from 7 - 9 pm. Contact:
Mick (727) 522-1879 Website: http://www.suncoastbonsai.com/
FLORIDA - Tampa
Hukyu Bonsai Society of Tampa
. Meets at USF Botanical Gardens., 4202 E.
Fowler Ave, SCA 238, 3rd Sat., 10:00 AM. William B. Henderson, 10704 Lake
Carroll Way, Tampa, FL 33618-4236. (813) 932-3714. A Club with high
standards for bonsai enthusiasts.

Laubsch Bonsai Society (Safety Harbor)


Meeting place: Tech Café
501 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695-3636
[view map]
Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Trustee: Esther Searfoss (trustee5@bonsai-bsf.com)
Sho Fu Bonsai Society of Sarasota


Web site: http://www.shofubonsai.org
Meeting place: Selby Botanical Garden (Great Room)
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
[view map]
Meeting time: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Trustee: Martha Goff (trustee7@bonsai-bsf.com)
District 7

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Re: Going to tampa for 2 weeks

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:54 pm

Tom Brantly who owns "Great American Bonsai" in Anthony, Florida, north of Ocala has a real full time job and was trying to sell everything a few months ago. I have not heard from him since.

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