Welcome to the San Fernando Valley Bromeliad Society website. We would like to cordially invite you to our next monthly meeting. We meet the first Saturday of the month. Our meetings and Show and Sale are at the Sepulveda Garden Center. 16633 Magnolia Blvd Encino, CA 91316
NEXT Meetings - June 4 and July 2, 2016
BROMELIAD SHOW AND SALE - JUNE 11 and 12, 2016
Some of our recent photos from our meetings!
2016 Membership Dues
Pay at the meeting to:
Joyce Schumann – Membership Chair
TIME TO RENEW……… Yearly Membership Dues $10.00 for a single or couple
We hope to see all members, and welcome visitors and the general public, at our monthly . meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am. Our meetings follow the same general schedule described below. More information about the next meeting can be found in the current Newsletter, which is published about a week before the meeting, or the Calendar.
AGENDA 9:30 – SET UP & SOCIALIZE
10:00 - Door Prize – one member who arrives before 10:00 gets a Bromeliad
10:05 - Welcome Visitors and New Members. Announcements and Speaker Introduction.
10:15 –Speaker presentation: We try to provide a wide variety of Bromeliad related programs throughout the year. These cover different types of Bromeliads, cultivation tips and techniques and lots of pictures of Bromeliads and other plants growing in both habitat and in cultivation. Speakers usually bring plants for sale - a fantastic opportunity to add to your collection. Some of our recent speakers:
Gregg DeChirico, President of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America), has spoken about various trips to see Bromeliads in South America;
Pamela Koide-Hyatt, owner of Bird Rock Tropicals, has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America in search of Tillandsias;
Barry Landau, founder of numerous Bromeliad groups, including Planet Bromeliad, Planet Tillandsia and World Dyckia Hechtia Society
Guillermo RIvera, owner of South American Nature Tours, leads trips throughout South America to see Bromeliads, cactus and other succulents.
Andy Siekkinen has been exploring Mexico for the past decade searching for Bromeliads in habitat.
11:15 - Refreshment Break and Show and Tell:
11:30 - For Show and Tell is our educational part of the meeting – Members are encouraged to please bring one or more plants.
11:45 – Mini Auction: members can donate plants for auction, or can get 75% of proceeds, with the remainder to the Club.
12:00 – Raffle: Almost everyone comes home with new treasures!
12:15 - Pick Up around your area
12:30 –/ Meeting is over—Drive safely
WHAT IS A BROMELIAD?
That is a hard question! Basically it is a diverse plant family that is found throughout South, Central and southern North America. The most well known are the so-called airplants that don't need to be potted. Different kinds can grow in a wide variety of climates. Many can be grown indoors! Click on the pictures to get a sense of the many kinds you can grow. Click here to learn more.