Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kohlerias make great show plants

The "Best in Show" and "Runner up to Best in Show" at the Puget Sound Gesneriad Society 2010 Chapter show were both Kohlerias: K. amabilis var. bogotensis 'El Crystal' and K. 'Tropical Night'respectively.

Both were grown by me under a 4-tube T-5 fluorescent fixture (high light).
Below is a brief video portrait of each plant.

Puget Sound Chapter Show March 2010

Our Chapter Show, co-hosted with the local African Violet club, is a high point of the year. It's our chance to show our plants to the public, educate them about gesneriads, give them the opportunity to purchase starts, and maybe even get some of them to join us. Lately we've held our show at a retail nursery, Swanson's, which gives us a vacant greenhouse for four days. This is a great space at no cost and provides free publicity as well as serendipitous visitors who discover us while shopping for spring bedding plants.