October 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Dennis Cathcart from the Tropiflora nursery in Sarasota, Florida
Program: “Understanding Bromeliads”

Dennis has traveled the world observing, studying, and photographing Bromeliads in cultivation and in habitat. His presentation will touch on the following topics:

  • An explanation of what a Bromeliad is.
  • Their geographical range.
  • A bit about their discovery and early culture.
  • Size of the Bromeliad family.
  • Main characteristics of the different subfamilies.
  • Physical sizes of various plants.
  • Bromeliad phenotypes.
  • Explanation and examples of the three main ‘cultural’ types of bromeliads.
  • A section discussing Bromeliad monocarpy.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Social time
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements and Committee Reports
  • Show and Tell
  • Short Break for Refreshments, plant sales, and to purchase raffle tickets
  • Guest Speaker
  • Adjournment
  • Plant Raffle

Since plants from the Tropiflora nursery will be on sale, there will NOT be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the September bulletin: October5, 2019

September 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: John Edmonson
Program: “Making Your Bromeliads Photogenic”

John will be discussing how to photograph your Bromeliads with flair. He will touch on plant selection, equipment setup, lighting, backgrounds, and various techniques to give you eye-catching images.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Social time
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements and Committee Reports
  • Show and Tell
  • Short Break for Refreshments, plant sales, and to purchase raffle tickets
  • Guest Speaker
  • Adjournment
  • Plant Raffle

There will be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the September bulletin: September 5, 2019

August 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Charles Birdsong
Program: “Meet the genus Quesnelia

Charles Birdsong from Baton Rouge will discuss the amazing diversity of the genus Quesnelia.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Social time
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements and Committee Reports
  • Show and Tell
  • Short Break for Refreshments
  • Guest Speaker
  • Adjournment
  • Plant Raffle

There will NOT be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the September bulletin: September 5, 2019

July 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Joy Columbus
Program: “What is new at the Houston Botanic Garden.”

Joy Columbus will update us on the new Houston Botanic Garden.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Social time
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements and Committee Reports
  • Show and Tell
  • Short Break for Refreshments
  • Guest Speakers
  • Adjournment
  • Distribution of seedlings
  • Plant Raffle

There will be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., July 18, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the August bulletin: August 5, 2019