If you like Sex ...

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Moose

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    I'm heading out now. Look forward to seeing some forum members there. ;)

    I'm bringing some frre plants and a bit of food too - organic :eek:
     
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    In case you were afraid to click on the link - this is what you missed ... :rolleyes:

    Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society Meeting

    Monday, January 28th 7:30 pm Corbin Bldg



    The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society proudly presents:

    Dr. Scott Zona, who will speak on Sex in the Garden


    . Flowers are all about sex! This presentation explores the world of

    pollination, which is the transfer of pollen to the stigma and a necessary step in sexual

    reproduction. The marvelous ways in which this transfer is accomplished – birds,

    bats, wind, water, etc. are explored in depth.


    Dr. Zona, a tropical botanist, is curator of the Wertheim Conservatory at Florida

    International University and faculty in the Dept. of Biological Sciences. Co-Editor of Palms (Journal of the International Palm Society) and an IPS (International Palm Society) Director.

    Co-Author of An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms.


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    The Raffle Table will be provided by

    Fantastic Ferns LLC (Frank & Sally Tastinger)

    and Redland Nursery. John DeMott & Ellis Brown

     
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    Anticipating a very large crowd - the ladies were busy arranging the food tables. This was early on - the amount of food was huge. The desert table was overflowing by meeting time. Homemade Cranberry Bread, Lemon Cake from scratch and a mess of homemade cookies were most notable. There were other scruptious homemade deserts that I sampled - just don't know what they were called ... :eek:
     

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    Oh - and there were many nice plants ... :cool:

    This was very early - plants were still coming in through the door.
     

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    This is still 45 minutes before the start of the meeting. A pretty good size early crowd. Dr. Scott Zona is a very well known speaker. He attracts many plant-a-holics. :D

    The lady in pink (2nd photo, center) is our newest member (I forgot her name ) and this was her very first meeting. She did very well with our plant raffle. :)

    I've have attended many a different plant society meetings over the years. The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society has the nicest and friendliest group of members I have ever been around. Having only been a member a short period, I found these people to be sincerely welcoming. They make me feel like I've known them for years. :cool:
     

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    Here is our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Zona (Background, red shirt) leaning over checking out a plant that has caught his eye.

    Scott's presentation included tons of unusual flowers I had never seen before. Most were photos he has collected over the years during his travels. I also learned that Dr. Zona is a hummingbird aficionado. He had quite the array of feeding hummingbird photos that he shared with us. :cool:
     

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