Welcome to the website of the Greater New York Gesneriad Society. We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts interested in the
“Miracle Houseplants,” plants that include African Violets, Florist Gloxinias, Cape Primroses
(Streptocarpus) and many other common houseplants. Download and read the September 2016 issue of our newsletter.
Listen to an online radio interview with our former president.
NEXT MEETING: Saturday May 20 from 11AM to 2PM.
Plant Disasters and their Solutions
We have all overcome disasters on occasion, and learned from these
experiences. Every member has war stories
to tell, some successes to boast about, some
failures to ponder about. There are hungry
bugs, over-eager house sitters, recalcitrant
tubers, mildew, and plants that just won't
thrive no matter what you do. It's easy to
expand the list of what can and has gone
wrong; much harder to come up with
solutions on your own.
We have all found or learned some
new tricks of the trade. Let's share them.
We've all had failures that would not have
happened if only we had known some key
Some board members will share their stories of overcoming adversity. We hope all the members will
participate in sharing their discoveries.
Dates for 2017 (All third Saturday except this month!):
May 20th, June 17th.
All our regular activities will be there too: plant sales, education, socializing and lots of fun. See you then!
We meet at the LGBT Center , 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in Manhattan (Subways: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th Street, L to 8th Avenue).
Meetings are from 11 AM to 2 PM (note changed times), with the program starting at 2:30 pm. The facilities are wheelchair accessible. Our monthly meetings feature an educational program, plant sales, raffle, a judged “Little Show” and socializing. Plants, cuttings, seeds, growing supplies and advice always available.
The Greater New York Gesneriad Society is a chapter of The Gesneriad Society, formerly the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society.
Contact us for details