November Meeting & Presentation Saturday, November 14th, 10:00 am A Zoom invitation will be emailed to members a few days before the 14th. Please join the Zoom meeting on time.
A Man for All Species Intro by Andrew Wilson
In November we return from Brazil to the US, to hear from another plantsman with a wide range of interests. He is Norm Nakanishi.
Those of you who joined our picnic tour last year saw his garden and nursery in Orange County filled, not just with bromeliads but with orchids, clivias, ferns, chrysanthemums and begonias, many of them his own hybrids.
For his talk, Norm is not just going to bring us on another walking tour, although that would also produce more surprises, but he will tell us about his lifelong activities with plants with his family in both Southern California and the Central Valley. He will tell us about the decisions he’s made about which plants to cultivate and which to hybridize. This is a talk to learn about what happens in the competitive and sometimes irrational world of new plant introductions, about great plantsmen and, of course, great bromeliads.
BELOW >See some views of Norm’s nursery grounds last year showing some of his plants including bromeliad, orchid and clivia hybrids.
We will share some interesting member plants in a show and tell. Let’s see how shiny and happy the plants are after our recent precipitation! And we will have time for socializing, too.
Please join 5 minutes or so early so that you don’t miss anything, as we generally start right at 10:00.