Why every 18 months, you might ask? Well.... Although many gesneriads can bloom during any season, some insist on blooming in late winter/early spring, while others grow only during the summer and bloom towards the end of the season. If we always held the show during the same month, we'd never see some of the species in bloom.
Streptocarpus 'Roulette Cherry', exhibited at our last show in March 2010.
Show title: Gesneriads on Broadway
(...that means the artistic arrangements section of the Show is inspired by Broadway)
Location: The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, 11300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705. That's a short drive up Route 1 from I-495.
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lecture at 1:30 p.m: “Basic Potting Mixes” by Lee Linett
Lecture at 3:30 p.m: “Streptocarpus” by Dale Martens
Sunday September 18, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lecture at 1:30 p.m: “What is a Gesneriad” by Jim Roberts
Lecture at 2:30 p.m: “Propagating Gesneriads” by Brian Connor
Lecture at 3:30 p.m. “Dish Gardens” by Barbara Stewart