January, 2014

January, 2014

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When:  Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:00p.m.
Where:  Mounts Auditorium

Program:  - Colin Friedrich "New Perennials for Tropical Shade"

President’s Message

We had a lively Holiday Meeting in December. This was my third time calling Bingo and I think I am getting a little better each year. Since only 37 members attended and we had ordered about 70 begonias All members went homewith at least one begonia and many members went home with a few begonias each. Lots of excitement and laughs were had by all. Food was most delicious and plentiful. At our January meeting we must get serious about our Mounts Begonia Dedication in February, and as well as the Tampa Begonia Convention of March 19 to 23rd. We are offering a bus for those members who would like to go up to Tampa for a day trip on Saturday if we can get enough members to sign up to cover costs. Frances has done an excellent job of checking out prices. Come to the January meeting to find out more. We hope to have members enter at least 20 begonias to be judged. Are you working on getting any of yours ready to display? We hope so.

Ed Whalen
President, 2014


January Program

Colin Friedrich: "New Perennials for Tropical Shade"

Our friend Colin Friedrich, who runs one of the most beautiful nurseries in South Florida, will speak on New Perennials for Tropical Shade and will bring beautiful plants for sale as well as begonias for our raffle table. Excelsa Gardens specializes in rare and exotic tropical plants, and in vignettes that combine unusual plants to create great South Florida gardens.