speaker: Dr. Terrie Bert
topic: The Outstandingly Ostentatious and Particularly Picturesque Genera
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
room: Corbin Building | Classroom A
dates: 7:30 pm
Dr. Bert is a longstanding member of the Sarasota Bromeliad Society (SBS) and the Caloosahatchee offices in the SBS. She also served the (FCBS) as a representative and officer for Director and chaired several international committees. She currently is an internationally accredited Master Judge. She’s given over 100 presentations on bromeliads to numerous U.S. and international bromeliad societies and other groups. She has authored articles for the BSI Journal and the FCBS newsletter. She’s won multiple top awards in local bromeliad shows and BSI world conferences and is a volunteer for and contributor to the BSI Bromeliad Identification Center. Terrie has a Ph.D. in marine biology and is a research scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
In this presentation, Dr. Bert speaks about about 5 of the 8 bromeliad genera beginning with the letters O & P (plus a bonus genus) and not commonly grown by hobbists. She shows examples of species in the genus in cultivation and in nature: describes how (if) they can be cultivated: and includes interesting facts and tidbits of fun information throughout the talk. As has become her custom, there is a surprise at the end of the talk.
February 20 | From the Jungle to The Garden
speaker: Dr. Larry Noblick, Palm Biologist
location: Coral Gables Museum | 285 Aragon Ave | Coral Gables, FL 33134
Dr. Larry Noblick, Palm Biologist at Montgomery Botanical Center will be discuss his travels and what a palm biologist must do to bring seeds to a garden.
The mission of Montgomery Botanical Center is to advance science, education, conservation, and horticultural knowledge of tropical plants, emphasizing palms and cycads, and to exemplify excellent botanical garden design.
February 22, 2013 | Upper Keys Garden Walk
web: Garden Club of the Upper Keys
location: Key Largo between mile marker 82 and mile marker 102
This South Florida garden walk is a unique, self-guided tour showcasing gardens in the upper Keys between Mile Marker 82 and Mile Marker 102. This year, the club will host five distinctive, private gardens offering a variety of tropical plants and landscape designs including a native plant hammock and salt-tolerant seascapes.
Participants are invited to a complimentary garden tea party at the garden club's historic Francis Tracy Garden Center (Mile Marker 94) in Tavernier featuring artisans, landscape plant sales, original art, complimentary refreshments, live music, and the Club’s gardens. Vendors will be on site throughout the day.
Tickets are available for a $25 donation and can be purchased in advance at the following locations: Key Largo Chamber of Commerce (MM 106 bayside), Key Largo Florist & Gift Shop (MM 99 ocean side), Tasters Grille (MM 91.4 bayside), Islamorada Chamber of Commerce (MM 83.2 bayside) and Green Turtle Inn Restaurant (MM 81.2) ocean side. Tickets are also available on the day of the Walk at the Francis Tracy Garden Center and at each garden property.