Jeff's description of his talk:
I will discuss and show images of how those of us that are primarily succulent enthusiasts incorporate bromeliads into our gardens/collections. I will admit right up front to your group that most of them know their bromeliads in more detail than I do, but like most succulent enthusiasts, my bromeliad focus has always been on the very durable and almost cactus-like terrestrials: Dyckias, Hechtias, Puyas, followed by some of the most forgiving Aechmeas. But over time I (we) have learned to incorporate some of the more 'tropical' broms into our yards after realizing that, at least within the coastal zone, they tolerate sun and neglect as well as most succulents. I will show examples of succulent gardens that incorporate broms, show examples nice color contrasts, flowers, and even outliers that we collect such as tillandsias. Of course there will be some examples of just straight succulents to highlight that they can have the same ornamental appeal as your favorite plants.
this month are imported Hawaiian beauties from Royanne Shiigi.
('Snows of Mauna Kea' x 'Misao') x ('Ku'ulea' x 'Mauna Kea' pink)
'Big Island Passion'
'Hawaiian Ruby' x 'Patrice F2'