February 2013 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Program Speaker: Rick & Carole Richtmyer

Program Title:  Bromeliads in their Native Habitat of Brazil
Rick and Carole will present a slide program on their 2007 trip to Brazil, with updates on seeds collected.

Seedling: Tillandsia caput-medusae supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

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

Deadline for Feb. Bulletin: 2/22/13

January 2013 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Program Speaker: David Whipkey

Program Title: “What, You’ve Never Been to a World Conference?”
David will present a program on previous world conferences to show what goes on at these BSI sponsored events.

Seedling: Dyckia ‘Nickel Silver’ Supplied by Jimmy Woolsey. Easy to grow, large silver Dyckia can be used in the landscape, cold hardy to 15 degrees.

Meeting Agenda:

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

Deadline for Feb. Bulletin: 1/22/13

Next Board Meeting: Thurs. January 17, 7:00pm

November 2012 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, Nov. 20,  7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Program Speaker: Betty Patterson

Program Title: Odd Aechmeas

Program Summary:  photos by John Anderson, Betty, and others.
Betty will also bring plants to sell.

Seedling: Dyckia ‘Burgundy Ice’ Supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

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

Deadline for Jan. Bulletin: 12/29/12

October 2012 Announcements

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

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Program Speaker: Dennis Cathcart, owner of Tropiflora Nursery.

Program Title: Bromeliads at Gardens by the  Bay, Singapore

Program Summary: The official grand opening of Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore was July 28th 2012.  Linda and I joined many dignitaries from Singapore and other countries, and a large contingent of Singaporean citizens, who were invited to witness history.  The opening included several hours to peruse the beautiful grounds, amazing ‘Super Trees’ and the almost incomprehensibly large and technologically stunning cool-dry house dubbed the ‘flower dome’ and the cool-moist house or cloud forest.  I will try to describe with photographs the almost indescribable, the amazing Gardens by the Bay.

Seedling:  Neoregelia ‘Guinea’ supplied by Jimmy Woolsey.

Meeting Agenda:

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

Deadline for Nov. Bulletin: 10/24/12