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

September 2012 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park

Program Speaker: Bruce Holst, Director of Botany, Selby Gardens  

Program Title: Into the Lost World – A photographic journey to the summit of Roraima-tepui, the most famous of Venezuela’s Lost World table mountains.

Seedling:  Cryptanthus ‘It’ 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 Oct. Bulletin: 9/18/12

August 2012 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park
Program Speaker: David Whipkey, Internationally Accredited BSI Judge

Program Title: Collector or Hoarder – How Does Your Collection Grow?

Seedling:  Cryptanthus ‘Ti’
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 Sept. Bulletin: 8/24/12

July 2012 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park
Program Speaker: Wade Roitsch, Manager of Yucca Do Nursery, Giddings, TX.

Program Title: Bromeliads of Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil

Wade will show and describe bromeliad photos from his travels. He will also bring some plants for sale.

Seedling: Neoregelia ampullacea X plutonis
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
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Deadline for Aug. Bulletin: 7/24/12