The Bromeliad Society of Australia Incorporated.
Affiliated with The Bromeliad Society International(U.S.A.)
Bromeliad Society of Australia Inc., P.O.Box 340, RYDE, NSW, 2112
Authorised persons please contact News@bromeliad.org.au to update entries.


Meeting Venue : Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Showground Rd, Castle Hill.
See Google Maps link. (Google Map LINK) *NOTE: New entrance is at the lights on Showground Rd.

12:00 noon, 2nd Saturday of most months.
Sales from 11:00am before meeting.

Spring Show 23/24 September 2017, Federation Pavillion.
Click HERE for printable Show Flyer & meeting dates.

MEETING DATES, 2017

Jan 14th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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Feb 11th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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AGM
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March 11th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Honey & Bees
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April 8th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Show Table draw.Members & visitors
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talkNoxious WeedsKaren Jenkins/Chris Sanders
April 24th
-Banner to go up at Showgrounds-
May 13/14
Autumn Show
Many hands make light work!ALL members
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Harvey Lowe10am-5pm & 10am-3pm LINK+ LOTS of visitors
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"Setup Friday from 3pmHelpers welcome
May 27th
4th Saturday !
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Werner
for beginners and hints
June 10th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Maureen Johns - *scale*
& what to do.
July 8th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
Power Planter tool demonstration
Brian Chapman
August 12th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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September 9th
At George Bell !
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Show Table drawMembers & visitors
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talk
*NB location = George Bell Pavillion, Castle Hill Showgrounds
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September 23/24
Spring Show
Many hands make light work!ALL members
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"Sat.10am-5pm, Sun.10am-3pm LINK+ LOTS of visitors
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FederationSetup Friday from 3pmHelpers welcome
October 14th
MeetingShow & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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November 18th
3rd Saturday !
Meeting12:00 noon Show & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions.Members & visitors
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talk
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December 9th
Xmas Party
Show & Tell, Raffle, Sales, Competitions. Bromel-Dip, Santa, Xmas luncheon.Members & visitors

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Past articles from this page:
(For Bromeletter Index 79-99 by Author, click this LINK
(For Bromeletter Index 79-99 by Plant, click this LINK)

1963/64
01_01: Bromeletter Vol.1 Iss.1
01_08a: Bromeletter Vol.1 Iss.8a
01_08b: Bromeletter Vol.1 Iss.8b
2004
09/04: A Brief History of the BSA, presented by Ken Woods.
2005
Detective Derek 02/05: Kent’s Blue, by Derek Butcher.
BR01: What is a Bromeliad ? By Bob Reilly
03/05a: Nidularium ‘Don Roberts’ and Aechmea ‘Miraculous Find’ By Peter Franklin.
03/05b: Albino Bromeliad - March meeting.
02/05: Plant of the Month winners 2004.
08/05: August 2005 Meeting, African Violets.
2006
08/06: Ken Woods - Life Member.
09/06: Cryptanthus Ruby.
10/06: Report on 2006 Spring Show & prize winners.
10/06b: Another Albino Brom, from Aileen.
Philately: Bromeliads on Stamps.
2007
03/07: Another Oddity from Aileen.
04/07: Pitcher Plants of the Americas.
04/07b: Vale - Gordon Ramsay.
05/07: Autumn 2007 Show Results.
08/07DIARY BSA Social Outing..
08/07 Grace Goode surprise 90th party.
2008
01/08 Competition Rules. (Superceded, see 03/11)
06/08 Show results, Autumn 2008.
07/08 5 branched Weilbachii.
2009
02/09 "Growing Bromeliads" - errata.
05/09 Autumn 2009 Show results.
09/09 Cliff & Joan Norden.
10/09 Spring 2009 Show results.
2010
05/10 Autumn 2010 Show results.
10/10 Spring 2010 Show results.
2011
03/11a A message of hope.
03/11 Competition Rules. (Updated)
04/11 Ant Plants - Part 1. (Updated)
05/11 Autumn 2011 Show results.
06/11 Ant Plants - Part 2.
08/11 Ant Plants - Part 3.
09/11 Spring 2011 Show results.
10/11 Ant Plants - Part 4.
2012
50_02: Bromeletter Vol.50 Iss.2
02/12 xNeophytum Lymanii
06/12 Autumn 2012 Show results.
06/12 Spring 2012 Show results.
2013
05/13 Autumn 2013 Show results.
06/13 Ellen Sloss.
2014
52_03: Bromeletter Vol.52 Iss.3
10/14 Spring 2014 Show results.
2015
53_04: Bromeletter Vol.53 Iss.4
53_05: Bromeletter Vol.53 Iss.5
53_06: Bromeletter Vol.53 Iss.6
10/15 Spring 2015 Show results.
2016
54_01: Bromeletter Vol.54 Iss.1
54_02: Bromeletter Vol.54 Iss.2
54_03: Bromeletter Vol.54 Iss.3
54_04: Bromeletter Vol.54 Iss.4
54_05: Bromeletter Vol.54 Iss.5
54_06: Bromeletter Vol.54 Iss.6
02/16 N. lilliputiana – and its Hybrids.
05/16 Autumn 2016 Show results.
09/16 Spring 2016 Show results.
2017
55_01: Bromeletter Vol.55 Iss.1
55_02: Bromeletter Vol.55 Iss.2
55_03: Bromeletter Vol.55 Iss.3
05/17 Autumn 2017 Show results.



Autumn 2017 Show Results. May 13th & 14th.
This year we had a very good crowd for most of Saturday. It was a Growers' Markey Day plus plenty of repeat visitors from last year.
Sunday's weather was "OK" while working inside, but no doubt would have put some people off coming.
There was a good crowd of volunteers each doing their bit for set-up and pack-away. Many hands make light work. Thank you to everyone who helped. There were the regular dependables, but luckily also a few more to make it easier for all, both set-up and those who found jobs throughout the weekend. I hope the rewards were worth it and you had a good time.

There were 13 competitors in our show, entering 84 plants.
Which are not very good statistics. In fact there were NO Novice entries !
We need to greatly improve this to run a "respectable" Show.

Congratulations to these winning entries....
Pot of Aechmea
1 – nudicaulis var. aequalis - Carolyn Bunnell
2 – recurvata var. benrathii - Philip La

Billbergia Specimen
1 - Etty Bay cv. ‘Naughty Norm’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 - ‘Domingos Martins’ x ‘Georgia’ - Carolyn Bunnell
3 - ‘Hallelujah’ x ‘Golden Joy’ - Carolyn Bunnell

Billbergia Colony
1 - ‘Pink Champagne’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 - ‘Poquito Mas’ - Philip La

Pot of Cryptanthus
1 - ‘Blood Red’ - Lydia Hope
2 - ‘Corinne’ - Lydia Hope

Neoregelia Species
1 - ‘Marie’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 – ampulacea - John Schembri

Miniature Neoregelia
1 - ‘Small Fry’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 - ‘Golden Jewels’ - Carolyn Bunnell
3 - ‘Shamrock’ - Carolyn Bunnell

Pot of Neoregelia Hybrid
1 - ‘Wally’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 - ‘Walking Tall’ - Allan Beard
3 - ‘Tess’ - Carolyn Bunnell

Nidularium/Canistropsis
No entries

Tillandsia Specimen
1 – fasciculata - Carolyn Bunnell
2 – carrilloi - Chris Larson
3 – tectorum - Lydia Hope

Tillandsia Colony
1 - ‘Califano Too’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 – tectorum - Ron Farrugia
3 – harrisii - Ron Farrugia

Vriesea
1 - ‘Red Chestnut’ x fenestralis - Carolyn Bunnell
2 – sucrei - Carolyn Bunnell
3 - ‘Sunset’ - Ron Farrugia

Foliage / Variegated Bromeliad
1 – Neo. ‘Aquarius’ - Carolyn Bunnell
2 – Neo. ‘Blushing Zebra’ - Carolyn Bunnell
3 – Neo. unknown - Philip La

Pot of Other Genera
1 – Quesnelia ‘Tim Plowman’ - Elizabeth Mudriczki
2 – Canistrum triangulare - Carolyn Bunnell
3 – Quesnelia marmorata - Carolyn Bunnell

Pot of Intergeneric
XNeophytum ‘Ralph Davis’ - Kerry McNicol

Mounted Bromeliad
1 – Neo. ‘Purple Grape’ - John Schembri
2 – Neo. ‘Quoll’ vJohn Schembri

Terrestrial Bromeliad
1 – Dyckia ‘Ruby Ryde’ - Lydia Hope
2 – Deuterocohnia ‘Chlorantha’ - Carolyn Bunnell
3 – Dyckia fosteriana silver form - Carolyn Bunnell

Artistic Arrangement
1 - “Framed” - Carolyn Bunnell
2 - “May Time” - Carolyn Bunnell
3 - “Shining” - Carolyn Bunnell

Novice
No entries

Grand Champion of Show
Vriesea ‘Red Chestnut’ x fenestralis - Carolyn Bunnell

Reserve Champion
Quesnelia ‘Tim Plowman’ - Elizabeth Mudriczki

Species Award
Aechmea nudicaulis var. aequalis - Carolyn Bunnell

Novice Champion
No entries

Show set up, Friday night.
Less than half stocked, but a very useful head-start.

Updated 05/07/17