A new chapter of the IAS is beginning in the south central
US. The “MidAmerica Chapter” hopes to attract IAS members
from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and anyone else close enough to drive
to our 3-4 meetings each year.
The inaugural meeting
will be November 21 in Oklahoma City, OK at the
Myriad Botanical Gardens. This tropical conservatory contains
an impressive collection of Palms, Cycads, Bromeliads, Gingers, Orchids, Euphorbias,
Begonias, and – you guessed it – Aroids!
There is a new page on the IAS website for this chapter,
which will be updated as more information becomes available. http://www.aroid.org/midamerica/
If you are in the area, please plan to attend this important
event. It will be lots of fun and a great opportunity to meet others who
are interested in Aroids. We will take a tour, trade some plants among ourselves,
and Steve Lucas might even share a report on the Aroid Show in Miami.
Please contact me if you plant to attend or with any
questions you may have.