lecture: Kirsten Albrecht Llamas
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden | 10901 Old Cutler Road | Miami, FL 33156
room: Corbin Building, classroom "A"
time: 7:30 pm
About the speaker: Kirsten Albrecht Llamas is the author of Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation, a book that bridges the standing gap between obscure references in tropical botany and the gardener's need for an accurate, practical guide with clear photographs.
Incorporating the latest advances in plant taxonomy from the definitive text of Dr. Walter Judd, the book is a rare work of scrupulous research — and magnificent photography — that will be as useful to the gardener as it is to the botanist. Kirsten Llamas exhaustively documents more than 1400 flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants commonly grown in tropical and
subtropical gardens. She provides thorough information on cultivation for each
plant, including growth characteristics, light exposure, cold hardiness, invasive tendencies, and unique horticultural features. More than 1500 color photos of magnificent flowering specimens make this book as much a pleasure to browse as it is a resource for research. Sure to appeal to gardeners, landscape designers, and collectors, Tropical Flowering Plants promises to be a staple
reference for decades to come.
October 15 | Bromeliad Society Annnual Auction
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:00 PM
October 17 | Organic Vegetable Gardening in the South
lecturer: Melissa Contreras
location: The Kampong | National Tropical Botanical Garden
address: 4013 S Douglas Road | Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
6:30 pm: Refreshments provided by Edible South Florida Magazine
7:00 pm: Presentation
8:00 pm: Star Gazing on the Lawn
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.442.7169
October 20 |ConSerVations: Champion Trees!
time: 10:00 am
address: 3251 South Miami Avenue | Miami, FL 33129
contact: Rebecca Peterson
phone Number: 305-860-8423
When James Deering decided to preserve as many trees as possible during Vizcaya's construction (almost 100 years ago) he paved the way for them to become registered state and national champions. Join Ian Simpkins, Chief Horticulturist at Vizcaya for a tour of the notable and champion trees on Vizcaya's grounds. Learn about how a tree becomes a champion and participate in measuring a candidate along with State Foresters to see if there will be a new champion at Vizcaya!