Welcome to the website of the Greater New York Gesneriad Society. We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts interested in the
“Miracle Houseplants,” plants that include African Violets, Florist Gloxinias, Cape Primroses
(Streptocarpus) and many other common houseplants. Download and read the October 2015 issue of our newsletter.
Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.
Next Meeting: Saturday November 19 from 1PM to 4PM.
We are holding our annual Bake Sale this month. It’s time to get out your aprons, rolling pins and fire up the ovens! Please bring in your favorite confections, either your own or store-bought. We’ll have a sale and an auction of these delectable goodies. Show off your creativity and baking prowess, while benefitting the society. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the Bake Sale
INVITED SPEAKER! Karyn Cichocki is coming from the Frelinghuysen chapteer in NJ
and her talk will invite us to "Think outside the Box".
Many amazing and beautiful gesneriads from Asia and South America grow as epiphytes, growing on rocks crevices,
in trees and wherever they can attach to. Karyn will show us some ideas and techniques on how to recreate these
conditions in our own environments. She'll be showing some slides and will do a "hands on" demonstration with
containers, pot, and growing mediums. She's also bringing some live plants so we can see how it's done.
This will be another unique and really interesting and informative program ....another one not to be missed.
Future Meetings: (All third Saturday except next April!) Nov 19, Dec 17th
Tentative dates for 2017: January 21st, February 18th, March 18th, April 22nd (4th Saturday),May 20th, June 17th
We meet at the LGBT Center , 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in Manhattan (Subways: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th Street, L to 8th Avenue).
Meetings are from 1 PM to 4 PM (note changed times), with the program starting at 2:30 pm. The facilities are wheelchair accessible. Our monthly meetings feature an educational program, plant sales, raffle, a judged “Little Show” and socializing. Plants, cuttings, seeds, growing supplies and advice always available.
The Greater New York Gesneriad Society is a chapter of The Gesneriad Society, formerly the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society.
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