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Gesneriad Society Virtual Convention 2021

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The annual convention of the Gesneriad Society is entirely virtual in 2021, with many wonderful speakers and attractions.

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The Gesneriad Society Convention

The Gesneriad Society, an international organization devoted to the study and appreciation of the Gesneriaceae, is holding its annual convention virtually this year. The theme is "Gesneriads at Home around the World" with many presentations and other events featuring perspectives and plants from six continents. Attendees will be able to participate in and view a range of attractions including:

  • A virtual flower show, with entries of cultivated gesneriads from many countries around the world
  • A series of presentations from international growers and scientists discussing and illustrating many beautiful and interesting plants
  • An introduction on how to go about entering the fascinating world of gesneriads
  • Meetings and programs focusing on hybridizing, conservation, research, and the business of The Gesneriad Society

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The Feature Presentations (all times EDT, UTC -4)

  • Terri Vicenzi, an outstanding American grower of Streptocarpus, discussing her beautiful plants and how she grows them (June 29th, 3 pm)
  • Ruth Coulson of Australia discussing the variety of plants grown by her and other Aussies as well as the pleasures and challenges of growing "down under" (June 30, 5 pm)
  • Dr. David Middleton of the Singapore Botanic Gardens discussing the many wonderful (and often newly collected) gesneriads in South-east Asia (July 1, 7:30 pm)
  • Nathan Gazineu of Brazil reviewing the many wonderful sinningias and other gesneriads growing in Southern Brazil and adjacent areas of South America with beautiful photos of plants growing in the wild and in cultivation (July 2, 3 pm)
  • Dr. Fang Wen of the Gesneriad Conservation Center of China showing off the extensive plant collection of the GCCC as well as native Chinese plants growing in the wild and in cultivation (July 2, 7:30 pm)
  • Serge Saliba of Romania reviewing his hybridizing objectives and success with Achimenes, Kohleria, and other genera resulting in some of the most attractive plants you will ever see (July 3, 12 pm)

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Starting With Gesneriads

  • An overview of the Gesneriad Family with particular emphasis on the plants that beginners and experts grow at home (June 29, 12:00 pm)
  • A discussion of the many ways that home growers cultivate plants; indoors under artificial lights and on windowsills, outdoors in the garden, greenhouses, shade houses and everything in-between, with a focus on the potential and challenges of each of the strategies (June 30, 12:00 pm)
  • An introduction on how to obtain and multiply plants, including tips on commercial sources, connecting with local growers, growing from seed available from The Gesneriad Society, propagating plants and related topics – highlighting the great community of growers available to share plants and advice through local events, social media, and other online resources (July 1, 12:00 pm)

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Registration for the convention will include access to all presentations through Zoom links distributed prior to each event. Most programs will also be available for individual viewing after the convention. Registration is FREE, but you will have the opportunity to make a donation to The Gesneriad Society to help cover virtual convention expenses and to support its objectives and programming. Donations are tax deductible within the US.

Click the link below for additional information about the Virtual Convention.


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