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

May 10, 2017

May and June 2017 meetings

If you are a member of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society, you should have received the May newsletter by email. 

Upcoming meetings/event:

Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:30: pre-show workshop. Location: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD. 

May 20-21, 2017: Gesneriad Show & Sale at the Springfield Town Center community room. (Details in the previous post.)

Saturday June 10, moved to June 17, 2017 at 10:30: Growing Gesneriads Outdoors in the Summer. Location: member's home in Gambrills, MD

May 9, 2017

Gesneriad Show & Sale May 20-21, 2017, Springfield VA

The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will be having a gesneriad show and sale on May 20-21, 2017.

Title: “Around the World with Gesneriads”
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 9am-5pm
Where: the Community Room, Springfield Town Center, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150 (Google map)


If you are interested in submitting an entry, please refer to the show schedule and complete an entry form 

April 4, 2017

Gesneriad Events this Weekend

We will be having our monthly meeting on Saturday, just outside of Washington, DC:

Who: The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society
When: Saturday April 8, 2017 at 10:30
Where: The Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD
Topic: African Violets with unusual leaves and flowers

There are also events in Delaware and Richmond this weekend:

Who: Delaware African Violet and Gesneriad Society
What: 2017 Sale/Display/Educational Exhibit
When: Friday April 7, 2017, noon-9pm; Saturday April 9, 10am-4pm.
Where: Boscov's Department Store, Christiana Town Center, Route #273, Christiana, DE
Lectures and Demonstrations: Saturday April 8 at 1pm

Who: The Richmond African Violet Society
What: Show and Sale
Where: The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia
When: April 7-9, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)
SALE: Friday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SHOW: Saturday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

February 15, 2017

Upcoming meetings

February 18, 2017: Propagation Workshop. Location: TheBehnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD.

March 11, 2017: Kohleria. Location: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD.

April 8, 2017: African Violets with unusual leaves or flowers. Location: TheBehnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD.