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meeting just 4 weeks away!
All Aroid Lovers-
The MidAmerica chapter meeting at the Fort Worth Botanic
Gardens is just 4 weeks away! I hope that you plan on joining us and
maybe even bring a friend or two. Please RSVP so that we can prepare for
the correct number of attendees. All of the details can be found below,
and also at the website: http://aroid.org/midamerica
3rd meeting of the MidAmerica chapter of the IAS
October 30 from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth,
Anyone interested in Aroids. Please bring friends and family!
FREE! Lunches will be available at minimal charge. The tropical
conservatory charges $1 admission.
What to bring? Friends, a
camera and enthusiasm! Also, please bring small plants/cuttings for the plant
Zach DuFran (
Let me know how
many will be attending and if you would like to purchase a lunch or not.
Lunches will consist of
cookies, and soft drinks.
What will we do?
The morning session will be spent hearing several speakers
talk about their collections and experiences with growing Aroids. After
breaking for lunch we will have a plant and cuttings trade, followed by a
couple of talks before we spend the afternoon touring the botanical gardens,
including the tropical conservatory. You won’t want to miss this
8:30 History of the IAS
– Dr. Thomas B. Croat
9:00 State of the IAS – Steve Lucas
9:30 Houston Titan Arum Event – Dr. Nancy
10:00 Aroid Anatomy Lesson – Steve Lucas
10:45 Identifying Your Plants –Christopher Rogers
11:30 lunch break
12:15 Plant Swap
12:30 The use of CATE’s LUCID
website – Dr. Thomas B. Croat
1:15 Cultivating Aroids
outdoors in a temperate environment – Steve
2:00 Tour and enjoy the
gardens, including the Conservatory
Plant Swap details
The plant swap is a great opportunity to get your hands on
some new Aroids. Dr. Croat will be bringing some plants from the Missouri
Botanical Gardens. We encourage all meeting attendees to bring some
cuttings or plants that they are willing to share with others. If you are
bringing cuttings, it is best to bring the cuttings with a moist paper towel
wrapped around the stem and placed inside a zipper bag labeled with the
LUCID is a computer application to aid identification of
plants by their attributes. Dr. Croat will be demonstrating how to use
this special tool. If you own a laptop and would like to bring it to the
meeting so that you can follow along, we will have wireless internet access
Transportation and lodging
Some members are planning on driving to Fort Worth together and sharing hotel rooms
or other accommodations. If you would like help finding others to share
expenses, just let us know!
For more information, including lodging recommendations and
venue directions, visit the chapter website at
Donations will be accepted, to offset the facility rental.
If you have questions, please contact Zach DuFran at
or (405) 517-1112.
We look forward to seeing you there!