The SF Valley Bromeliad Plant Society meets the 1st Saturday of each month. Guest speakers cover a variety of plants from many different countries with beautiful
photography. Monthly meetings include an educational show and tell session of interesting plants, raffles and refreshments.
Mar 3, 2012 - 10:15 Speaker, Andy Siekkinen, and
Program Topic: “Mounting, hanging, and displaying Tillandsias: using the air plants to create a vertical garden." The program will include a short power point collection of photos with some demonstration plants. If there is enough time there will be hands on clinic for mounting and displaying the Tillandsias.
Andy is a nanotechnology chemist who loves Bromeliad plants. After growing up in Ohio, he studied and received his Master’s degree at Washington State University in
Seattle. Currently living in San Diego he is Pres. of the San Diego Bromeliad Society and Pres. of the Bromeliad Study Group of Balboa Park. Andy admits to being somewhat of a plant geek; I say he is truly focused. Over the past few years he has been exploring Mexico looking for and studying Hechtias and Tillandsias. He has covered over 14,000 miles driving throughout the country. He has recently started his own tour company to explore
the cultural and botanical diversity of Mexico and just recently returned from a week exploring the deserts and mountains of Oaxaca.
Visitors are welcomed