Friday, August 17, 2012

What if we hold a flower show and everybody comes?

Ladyspipper Streptocarpus 'Blue Ice'
Story # 49,

      What if we hold a flower show and everybody comes?

      The first ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Gesneriad Show, Sale and Symposium will be held on September 29, 30, 2012.  Details are here.

      The idea of a Gesneriad show on the East coast was proposed by Quentin Schlieder, past President of the Delaware African Violet and Gesneriad Society.  The idea was to have a show in the Fall as a competition with members of the three nearby chapters----Liberty Bell of Philadelphia, the National Capital Area and Delaware.

      The Delaware chapter is hosting the first event at Townsend Hall,  531 South College Avenue, University of Delaware, Newark.  The show is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 30 from 10 to 4.

      In all the planning that Quentin and his committees have done, the question is always-------How many people will come?

      It takes a lot to move people.  There are so many things to see and do, including nothing, it’s amazing that anything new gets attention.

      My part is, together with Mary Schaeffer, to manage the plant sale.  We will have many collector Gesneriads that hobbyist seek.  Once you learn about the Gesneriad family of plants, it is additive.

      I will be supplying finished plants similar to what goes to my commercial wholesale market.  They will be shown here as the show approaches.

Ladyslipper Streptocarpus 'Pinot'

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