Saturday June 12th 10:00 am on Zoom (Look for the eblast for the Zoom link - or contact a member.)
The Bromeliad Kingdom with Gabriel Scholtz
This month we will be hearing from and seeing Gabriel at the Bromeliad Kingdom nursery on the south coast of South Africa. Gabriel, originally from Cape Town, started the nursery some years ago, recognizing the extensive range of plants that can be grown in a temperate, sub-tropical portion of the coast. For us he will discuss bromeliads that thrive in that area, with emphasis on the natural conditions, both floral and faunal, in which they are grown. Being absent from the nursery for part of the year he will show how he manages his inventory, a feat that is difficult but still possible on account of the benign climate with rain, albeit erratic, in all seasons.
The nursery is located along the well-known Garden Route of South Africa, a place visited by many tourists. The following clip provides some impression of its nature and of the bromeliads that Gabriel grows and hybridizes. https://www.instagram.com/bromeliad.kingdom/
With his wide-ranging interests and lively personalityyou will not be bored during this Zoom presentation.