February 2012 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park
Program Speaker: Lynn Schermerhorn
Program Title: “Bromeliads on the Web and on your computer”

Tools and resources to make collecting and growing even better! After the annual ritual of getting our plants and greenhouses ready for winter, things begin to slow down in the growing world. So what is an enthusiast to do on those long, cold nights? Get some hot chocolate and curl up with the computer for some horticultural adventure. The Internet has an abundance of resources for acquiring, growing, and just learning more about bromeliads. So grab your cup, and join me as we explore the possibilities!

Seedling: Vriecantarea ‘Seeger’, which has burgundy leaves and a yellow bloom
Supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Member Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Cultural Tips
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/Plants
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Deadline for Mar. Bulletin: 2/22/12

February is the deadline for your dues to be in to Allyn in order to be included in the 2012 yearbook. The yearbook will be printed in booklet form as in previous years and distributed at the April meeting.

January 2012 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park
Program Speaker: Odean Head, Merrill O’Neal
Program Title: “Miniature Neoregelias”

Merrill and Odean will present a program on small neoregelias for our January meeting. These wonderful little “neos,” often called minis, miniature or dwarf neoregelias, are becoming more and more popular because of their small size and the amazing varieties and colors. They are also gaining popularity for mounting. New and interesting methods of displaying them are also being developed.

Seedling: Acanthostachys pitcairnioides
Supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Member Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Cultural Tips
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/Plants
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Deadline for Feb. Bulletin: 1/22/12
Next Board Meeting: 1/19/2012, 7:00 p.m.

November 2011 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park
Program Speaker: Debbie Gerstner-Wolf
Program Title: “On a Mission to Help Via Plants and Medicine”

Debbie will present a slide program showcasing her medical missionary trips to Honduras.

Seedling: Neoregelia ‘Luca’
Supplied by Jimmy Woolsey, a Deroose hybrid.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Member Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Cultural Tips
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/Plants
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Deadline for Jan. Bulletin: 12/20/11
Next Board Meeting: 11/17/2011, 7:00 p.m.

October 2011 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park
Program Speaker: Dennis Cathcart
Program Title: “Remembering Wally Berg”

Dennis Cathcart (owner of Tropiflora Nursery in Sarasota, Florida) returns to Houston for his annual trip to share some travel stories and information about bromeliads along the way. Dennis will also bring some plants to sell, so come early.

Seedling: Neophytum ‘Burgundy Hill’
Supplied by Jimmy Woolsey, a dark red Neophytum hybrid.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Cultural Tips
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/Plants
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Deadline for Nov Bulletin: 10/20/11
Next Board Meeting: 11/17/2011, 7:00 p.m.