I have been intensely interested in tropical horticulture for about fifty years. I have become a plant hoarder and find myself care taker for a large living collection I have amassed . Although I have been interested in many plant families my main interest is Aroids primarily anthurium monstera and philodendron, but still love palms , ferns and many more . I was involved in a local aroid club in the seventies in the Tampa bay area and benefitted from knowing such fine plant people as Lynn Hannon , Merlene Lydon, Mike Madison , Mark Moffler and others. I enjoy the fellowship of the society.