MALP Educational Meeting
Tuesday March 24, 2015 – 6:30 P.M.
Community Services Building University of Hawaii, Maui College
(Next to the Cooperative Extension Service Building on the UH Maui campus – Map)
This event is free and open to the public. Pupus will be served.
Featured Speaker @ 7:00 PM
BROMELIADS. They are beautiful yet sometimes peculiar looking plants that come in many shapes and sizes with foliage that can be smooth, rough, thin or broad. The flowers can be hidden within the rosette of foliage or burst above the plant in an explosion of color. Some species are epiphytic while others are terrestrial with the most famous bromeliad being the pineapple. David has been growing and hybridizing bromeliads for many years and selling them throughout the world. He will be sharing his knowledge on how to best select and grow bromeliads in our own gardens and climates. He will be show us how to distinguish between the varieties of plants by their foliage and show us his favorite Vriesea hybrids.
David Fell, born & raised in Pennsylvania, came to the University of Hawaii in 1967. After joining the Army and returning to Pennsylvania, he finally returned to Hawaii in 1977. He and his wife Sandy opened a nursery and have been in business ever since. Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery is the largest bromeliad & potted anthurium nursery in the state today. David currently holds 5 plant patents and is working on many more. His plants have won many awards at trade shows including Best In Show at the 2012 International Bromeliad Society. His plants are grown and sold on 4 continents. Check out the plant selection at Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, go to www.hawaiiansunshinenursery.com.
Raffle: There will be a raffle at the end of the meeting. Each attendee will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.