Spectacular Bromeliads BS/H 42nd Annual Show Results

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2013 Bromeliad Society/Houston show held at Mercer Arboretum on April 27-28.
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  • Mulford Foster Best in Show Horticulture, Steve Reynolds, Aechmea egleriana.
  • Morris Henry Hobbs Best in Show Artistic, Allyn Pearlman, with the artistic arrangement, “Alice in Wonderland”.
  • Winner of Hobbyist Sweepstakes, Rick Richtmyer.
  • Best of Div. I, Pitcairnioideae, Dyckia ‘Heaven and Hell’, entered by Chris Nguyen. Best in Sec. 1A, Single Plant, Dyckia ‘Mercury’ X retzii v. rubra, Gene Powers. Best in Sec. 1B, Multiple Plants, Pitcairnia orchidifolia, Rick Richtmyer.
  • Best of Div. II, Tillandsioideae, Till. complanata, Rick Richtmyer. Best in Sec. A, Single Plant, Till. ehlersiana, Margo Racca. Best in Sec. B, Multiple Plants, Vreisea erythrodactylon ‘Striata’, Rick Richtmyer.
  • Best of Div. III, Bromelioideae, Orthophytum disjunctum, Steve Reynolds. Best in Sec. 3A, Single Blooming, Orthophytum harleyi, Cynthia Johnson. Best in Sec. 3B, Single Foliage, Crypt. warasii, Rick Richtmyer. Best of Sec. 3C, Multiple Blooming, Neoglaziovia variegata, Cynthia Johnson. Best in Section D, Multiple Foliage, Ae. contracta, Rick Richtmyer.
  • Best in Div. IV, Intergeneric Hybrid, Orthotanthus ‘Blazing Bonsai’, Carole Richtmyer. Best in Sec. 4A, Neophytum ‘Purple Star’ X navioides, Rick Richtmyer.
  • Best in Div. V, Horticultural Displays, Till. dasylirifolia ‘Proliferata’, Steve Reynolds. Best in Sec. 5A, Single Blooming, Till. fasiculata, John Schmidt. Best in Sec. 5B, Best Single Foliage, Ae. orlandiana ‘Snowflake’, David Whipkey. Best in Sec. 5C, Multiple Blooming, Till. ionantha ‘Mexicana’, ‘Fuego’ and ‘Rosea’, Wray Page. Best in Sec. 5D, Multiple Foliage, Till. funckiana, Rick Richtmyer.
  • Best in Div. VII, Artistic Arrangements, “Mocha Mint”, Allyn Pearlman. Best in Sec. A, “Dreary Days”, Allyn Pearlman.
  • Best in Div. VIII, Decorative Containers, Dyckia ‘Snowball’, Ray Johnson. Best in Sec. A, Crypt. ‘Jennifer’, Allyn Pearlman.

Spectacular Bromeliads, Special Awards Winners:

  • Lou Trahan Artistic Sweepstakes: Allyn Pearlman
  • Tom Montgomery Genera Sweepstakes: Rick Richtmyer
  • John Anderson Best Aechmea species: Ae. egleriana, Steve Reynolds
  • Most Eye-Catching Neo: Neo. ‘Shelldance’, Gene Powers
  • Members’ Choice: Orthophytum burle-marxii, Steve Reynolds
  • Bob Whitman Best Cryptanthus Species: Crypt. warasii, Rick Richtmyer
  • Warren Loose Best Cryptanthus Hybrid: Crypt. ‘Richard Lum’, Rick Richtmyer
  • Winner of Div. X, Section A, Judges, Ae. orlandiana, Ken Gardner.

May 2013 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Special Program: We will have a pot-luck supper followed by the Rare Plant Auction, postponed from the April 27 after-show party. Cultural Tips, Member Sale, and Raffle will be omitted to preserve time. Show and Tell will focus on the Auction items, particularly the plants. Auctioneers will be Wray Page, Rick Richtmyer and Chris Nguyen.

Seedling: Neoregelia ampullacea supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Pot Luck Supper
  • Greetings/Call to Order
  • Meeting
  • Show and Tell: Auction Plants
  • Adjourn

Deadline for June Bulletin: 5/22/13

2013 Spring Show and Sale

Bromeliads-Spectacular Beauties

Bromeliad Society/Houston invites you

to our 2013 Show and Sale

April 26, 27, and 28 at Mercer Arboretum

22306 Aldine Westfield Road

Houston, TX


Important times and events:

Fri. Sale  12:00-4:00

Bring show entries 12:00-3:00

Sat. Sale 9:00-4:00

Judging 8:00-1:00

Show 2:00-4:00

Sun. Sale 10:00-3:00

Show 9:00-3:00



April 2013 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Program Speaker: Gene Powers, Malcolm McCorquodale, and Rick Richtmyer

Program Title: “Getting Ready for the Show II” – panel discussion on what to do 4-6 days before a show.

Seedling: Neoregelia smithii supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order
  • Show and Tell
  • Cultural Tips
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets for plants
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Deadline for May Bulletin: 4/22/13