April 11, 2013
Deal wrote the following article for The
"ANNIE BECK TREE"
Historic silver trumpet tree was saved from developers' ax in 1998
Like a Proud Papa, arborist Tom Chancey stopped by the other day to tell me that the Annie Beck Tree - which he was instrumental in saving back in '98 - was in full and glorious bloom - the best he's seen in years, he said. He thought I might just want to take a picture or two.
So here are some images of the tree to add something nice to your day. It sits in a prominent spot along Las Olas Boulevard in Huizenga Plaza, opposite the Museum of Art.
The tree was planted by Fort Lauderdale pioneer and Annie Beck in the 1930s. Chancey saved the tree in 1998 by supervising its relocation from Beck's 334 E. Las Olas property. Beck, the 1975 Citizen of the Year, died in 1985 .
To read about the history of the Annie Beck Tree and the relocation effort, view obit and more images on http://www.medepalma.com/beck.htm
The bright, beautiful blooming should continue for a couple of weeks. Enjoy!
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Award Winning Project
This project is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Broward County. This is a true collaborative effort that includes Broward County's Naturescape, D.O.T., The Greening Gateways Committee, The City of Fort Lauderdale Urban Forestry Division and Softscapes Landscape Architect and Naturescape Broward member, L. Thomas Chancey.
Native Gaillardia and Coreopsis were planted by 40 volunteers on Saturday May 8th to include; The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club & it's Youth Gardeners, 4-H Junior Master Gardeners and friends of the garden club on Saturday May 8th at 10:00 AM followed by a lunch at Softscapes, which is located behind the planting area on SW 19th Avenue. The native wildflowers replaced non native plantings that did not survive last year's drought.
This project won an "Emerald Award", the highest Environmental Award offered in Broward County. It was also recognized by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs who gave it a "Paths of Sunshine Award" at the 2011 Convention in Ocala, Florida.
(L-R) L. Thomas Chancey, John Rodstram (presenter), Sandra Lynch, Rose Bechard Butman
Rose Bechard Butman and Sandra Lynch with the "Paths of Sunshine Award"
Rose was featured in a series of shows for: Backyard Botanical URL: http://www.backyardbotanical.com
Free Local Garden Advice
Viewers learned how to easily start and maintain their very own home garden with the help of master Gardner Rose Bechard-Butman and some tools like the Backyard Botanical home garden system. This tip focusses on using your local county extension office for getting free gardening advice
Viewers learned how to easily start and maintain their very own home garden with the help of master Gardner Rose Bechard-Butman and some tools like the Backyard Botanical home garden system. This tip focuses on choosing the right soil for your home garden.
Viewers learned how to easily start and maintain their very own home garden with the help of master Gardner Rose Bechard-Butman and some tools like the Backyard Botanical home garden system
Secret Ingredients For Great Gardening
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We have made numerous appearance on the South Florida Today Show NBC6
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Rose Butman talks about all the activities planned for the Arbor Day Green Living Expo.
Musseandas. "Thre Phillipine Dogwood". gorgeous and colorful tropical plants.
Salt Tolerant Plants.
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Garden Club: Cook & Garden
Cooking with Thai Herbs
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... Rose Butman with the Fort Lauderdale Garden Club shows us how to enjoy cooking and gardening. ...
Gardening Club Shows How To Support Vines
... Rose Butman from the Fort Lauderdale Gardening Club shows Kelly Craig how to support the vines in a South Florida garden. ...
... Rose Butman with the Fort Lauderdale Garden Club shares this recipe. ...
... August 3, 2006 -- Rose Butman says that the type of mulch gardeners use is important ...
Make Your Own Insecticidal Soap
... May 18, 2006 -- Rose Bechard-Butman, of the Fort Lauderdale Garden Club, provides tips on how to keep bugs away from your garden...
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Garden Of The Future Video
How do we know what trees and plants compliment our home? Landscape architect L. Thomas Chancey with Softscapes can help you create lush, green landscapes. For information on planning and maintaining your landscape, visit www.softscapes.com