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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

7 pm  - Mary Bucholtz & Charles Jaros – DeBary, Florida & Jacksonville, Florida.

“ ‘U’ Numbers” – Mary and Charles have recently been appointed “U” number co-directors.  Come see the wonderful new begonias that have been issued “U” numbers by Mary and Charles since they have been appointed.  Think you will be quite enthralled; and, we hope to have some of these begonias at the convention plant sales.

8 pm - Samuel Kennedy – President of the Scottish Begonia Society

What an honor it is to have the President of the Scottish Begonia Society at our annual convention.  Conventioneers will be in for a real treat from the delightful man and his charming wife.  Look for some highlights from Scotland.  Samuel told me he could talk forever on this subject.   This is sure to be an unforgettable lecture.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

7 p.m. - Ozzie Johnson – Atlanta, Georgia

“Asian Begonia” – Ozzie is quite a world traveler and has made several expeditions to Asia.  He as seen begonias in their native habitat and has collected plants as well. Come enjoy Ozzie’s travelogue on his journey to Asia and of Begonias.  

8 p.m. - Charles & Leora Henthorne – Plano, Texas

“Terrariums” – Charles & Leora are premier terrarium growers.  Lean how to grow there beautiful  specimens, win those blue ribbons and other “family” secrets.  Be sure to bring a note pad.  

Saturday, May 3, 2009

9 a.m. - Dan Heims, Terra Nova Nurseries – Tigard, Oregon

“California Dreaming” -  A peek a the begonias featured at trade shows (pack trials), there will also be peeks at Ades & Gish as well at Kartuz’s and a few surprises.

10 a.m. - Janet Gagul – Papua New Guinea

Janet is a botanist with the Biology Department at the University in Papua New Guinea.  Remember this area of the world is where the former symbegonias originated also B. brevirimosa.  You can imagine what fantastic plants and sites we will see and hear about from this exciting speaker.  This is a once in a lifetime chance to hear this speaker; unless you want to travel to Papua New Guinea.  HHHMMMM….  

11 a.m.  – Lloyd Traven, Peace Tree Farms – Kintersville, PA

Topic to be announced

See you there.


Mary Bucholtz & Charles Jaros, Seminar Co-chair.


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