February 14, 2015 (Saturday): Rhizomatous gesneriads and their care. Andrew Norris I will cover several of the most popular, rhizomatous genera, discussing what a rhizome is, its function, how to utilize it for propagating new plants, its care while dormant, and how to get optimum growth and blooming, during a rhizomatous plant's active growth. Club members are encouraged to bring their questions, dormant rhizomes, or actively growing rhizomatous plants. Location: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD. Set up at 10. Meeting begins at 10:30.
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About the Chapter
The National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society is a group of gesneriad enthusiasts in the Washington, D.C. area.
“The purpose of the chapter shall be to afford a convenient and beneficial association of persons interested in gesneriads; to stimulate a widespread interest in the identification, correct nomenclature, culture, and propagation of gesneriads; and to encourage the origination and introduction of new cultivars.” (NCAC bylaws.)
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Gesneriad Show took place on September 29-30, 2012 at Townsend Hall, 531 South College Avenue, University of Delaware Newark, Delaware. Some photographs from the show are available here.
See photos of all plant entries from the 53rd Annual Convention of the Gesneriad Society, which we hosted on June 30-July 4, 2009.
Or, go directly to a slideshow of plants entered by Chapter members in the 2009 Convention.