October 18, 2017

October 2017 meeting

The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will hold its October meeting on Saturday October 21, 2017 at The Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland. Setup begins at 10, and the program will start at 10:30. This month's feature is a webinar on Streptocarpus.

The November meeting will be on Saturday November 11, 2017, same time, same place. The topic will be growing miniature Sinningia.

September 5, 2017

September 2017 meeting

The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will hold its September meeting on Saturday September 9, 2017 at The Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland. (We expect to be in the bonsai house.)  Setup begins at10, and the program will start at 10:30. This month, Jim and Drew will talk about their trip to Ecuador.  We hope you'll join us!

August 10, 2017

August 2017 Meeting

The August meeting of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will be held on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 10:30, at a members' home in Laurel, Maryland. The address and details were sent to members with the Petal Tones newsletter.


Conandron ramondioides

June 13, 2017

June Meeting (and a note about email addresses)


The next few meetings of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will be taking place at members' homes. Location information is distributed to members via Petal Tones - email petaltones at gmail.com if you haven't received this info.  The next meeting is Saturday June 17, 2017.

Notice: Please note that email addresses ending in "nationalcapitalgesneriads.org" are no longer functional. If you are trying to reach one of our officers and need their email address, please send a message to dcgesneriads at gmail.com and I will forward it on.



from our recent show
 

May 20, 2017

A few photos from the Show

A few quick photos of the plants in the show this weekend.

Saintpaulia 'Kentucky Berry Bush'



Streptocarpus 'Fernwood Minuet'



Saintpaulia 'Cirelda'



Streptocarpus 'Little Plushy Arctic Fox'


Episcia 'Faded Jade'



Here are the details again: 

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2017
Saturday gesneriad plant show noon-8pm and plant sale 11am-8pm
Sunday gesneriad plant show and sale 11am-5pm (NOTE change in opening time)
Where: the Community Room, Springfield Town Center, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150 (Google map)
The Community Room is near JCPenny on the Lower Level. Coming from JCPenney, look for the sign for the restrooms and turn into the corridor. Keep walking straight (past the left turn to the restrooms), and the Community Room will be on your right.


May 19, 2017

Quick Update on the Show Location

Setup is underway for this weekend's Show & Gesneriad Sale.

The Community Room is down the hallway past the restrooms located on the Lower Level near JCPenney. Coming from JCPenney, look for the sign for the restrooms and turn into the corridor. Keep walking straight (past the left turn to the restrooms), and the Community Room will be on your right.

Some plants for the sales table:




May 16, 2017

Show location and June meeting

Looking for the location of this weekend's show and sale in Springfield, Virginia?  The Community Room is on the lower level, near JCPenny and Dick's Sporting Goods. On the Springfield Town Center directory page, go to the map, click on Lower Level, look under "Key" and click on "Community Room".   (Or here's a direct link to a PDF directory.)

And the June meeting of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society has been moved to Saturday June 17, 2017.  The meeting will be held at a member's home in Gambrills, Maryland.

I know we haven't had photos here in ages. Here's an oldie from 2007.

Kohleria Manchu