12 PM: “Bromeliad Taxonomy. The New Subfamilies” by B. Dean Fairchild, Apopka. He has hybridized thousands of bromeliads and many are listed as unique cultivars in the BSI Registry.
1 PM: “Earth Stars” by Carole Richtmyerof Houston, Texas. Richtmyer will share what she’s learned in her many years of growing and hybridizing Cryptanthus. The program will cover natural habitat, growing conditions and lots of pictures of new species and hybrids.
2 PM: “Sorting Out an Evolving Family: Bromeliad Identification Conundrums” by Dr. Terrie Bert, Sarasota. In this presentation, Bert talks about problems with classifying bromeliads from the species level to the subfamily level using examples that have confused bromeliad taxonomists for decades.
3 PM: “The Best of the Best” by Tom
Wolfe, Tampa. This power point features the bromeliad photography by his wife Carol. While viewing the beautiful bromeliads in this presentation, Wolfe will entertain the audience with his keen sense of humor as well as his bromeliad knowledge. Carol Wolfe’s photography is also featured at the Peabody Auditorium.
The Art of Bromeliads exhibition of paintings, photography and fiber art at the Peabody Auditorium runs Nov. 1-4, and Nov. 7 – 30. The exhibition is open box office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM; closed Saturday and Sunday.