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Bromeliads in Habitat to Your Garden (203-232)

Mon, Oct 15, 7:00pm

A Neo-tropic family of monocots, bromeliads have been gaining popularity with plant collectors and gardeners for the last 40 years. Because of the diversity of microclimates in the Bay Area and the range of natural habitats that bromeliads come from, there are a large number of bromeliads that can be used to great advantage in Bay Area landscapes. David Feix and Dan Arcos will discuss the bromeliads in habitat and their suitability in various types of gardens as observed and experienced through their own use.

Dan Arcos has been collecting and growing bromeliads in San Francisco for 30 years. Because of the city's cooler environment he has focused on collecting Tillandsias and Vrieseas from the Mexican and Central American highlands and cloud forests as well as bromeliads from the Andes and the Mata Atlantica (East Atlantic Mountain Range) of Brazil. Dan has collected bromeliads in Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.

David Felix is a longtime Cal Hort member with a borderline obsession with bromeliads. He is a Bay Area landscape designer who uses bromeliads and other sub-tropicals in many if not most of his landscape designs, and has come to depend on them for a touch of the tropics and the unique style they impart as seldom-seen garden plants for Northern California. David has been designing gardens both locally and internationally for the past 30 years, and will be sharin his experiences with collecting, growin, and designing with outdoor hardy bromeliads for the SF Bay Area.

Instructors Daniel Arcos
David Feix
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO Free to Cal Hort and SFBGS members. Others $5 
Notes Mon, Oct 15, 7:00pm  
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