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Welcome to the
Bromeliad Society of San Francisco.

We are dedicated to the growth and spread of horticultural and scientific knowledge of the Bromeliad Family (Bromeliaceae) and enthusiasm for the preservation of its species and habitats.

For cultural information about Bromeliads go to BSI

Hardy Bromeliads for Bay Area Gardens

What are your Hardiest Bromeliads for the Bay Area?
Outside the Bay Area? The Tropiflora List

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T. makoyana

November 21: Latest Mexico

Kelly's program will be a photographic plant journey but certainly not a typical one! After all, it's Kelly doing it!
Kelly had an incredible expedition covering a number of states south of the border with a broad plant focus including some very interesting Hechtias and Tillandsias among other stately and iconic plants from that border all the way to Oaxaca. Kelly will also talk briefly about his work and latest plant achievements as well as answer any questions so come prepared and see if Kelly is!?

T. usenoides

Kelly is recognized for being a succulent plant hybridizer, propagator and avid plant explorer. His interest in plants particularly succulent plants, started at a fairly young age (11) Since then Kelly is recognized for being a succulent plant hybridizer, propagator and avid plant explorer. Kelly has traveled to 20+ countries, visiting Madagascar 5 times and Mexico 40+ times covering 28 of the 32 Mexican states. His father worked for United Airlines which allowed for many, many family trips. His mother worked as a florist for a time when Kelly was a kid. When you put the two together, this equals, "Plant Explorer." Besides working at NurseryLand, he had a landscaping business, worked as the Curator of Succulents at Rancho Soledad Nursery for 11 years and he is currently working for Altman's Plants as Succulent Plant Development Manager.
He has become well known for his hybridizing and is responsible for over 100 succulent hybrids now in the trade, including Aloes, Agaves and Echeverias. His specialty that he is well known for are his Aloe hybrids that are 30 years in the making (Pink Blush, Delta lights, Christmas Sleigh and Coral Fire etc.) and some Agave hybrids too (Blue Glow, Snow Glow Cubic, Black and Blue, Dragon toes, Spawn, and Crème Brûlée to name just a few). He is also responsible for obtaining seed from many interesting species and propagating the seed for all to enjoy in cultivation.
Kelly has been a member of the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society since 1992. He has been on the board of Directors for the SDCSS for 10 years, 4 of which he was President and 2 as Vice-President. He was honored to be named a Fellow of the San Diego Society. He also serves on the board of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.
His other interests include: landscaping, photography, giving presentations, scuba diving, cycling and skiing.

Snapshots from Tea Party at Marilyn and Peder's

Marilyn Moyer & Wes Schilling


Marilyn & Peder's Garden


For more pictures of our visit to Marilyn and Perder's visit our FaceBook page.

BSSF Welcomes Guests
and New Members.

Meetings held
3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at
S. F. County Fair Building, Recreation Room
1199 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way (entrance to Golden Gate Park), San Francisco
(Note, February meeting is on the 28th)
See Maps for directions.






Membership is $15US per person or $20US per household annually. Membership includes a Monthly Newsletter sent via email or snail mail.

Checks may be payable to BSSF and sent to
Harold Charns Tres.
255 States St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94114
or contact Harold.

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FLora Edsel

Bromeliad Growing
The Bromeliad Society of San Francisco is an affiliate of the Bromeliad Society International, BSI. For complete botanical, habitat and horticultural information and indentification the BSI site is the best place to begin. The BSI publishes a bimonthly color journal with the latest bromeliad information and discoveries and membership is encouraged.

Visit our Links Page to other societies in San Francisco or of similar interest. You will also find information for cultural care and Bromeliad nurseries.
Be sure to also check the many links on the BSI site.

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Marilyn & Peder's Garden




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