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