Schedules


Queensland Begonia Society Schedules

The Queensland Begonia Society holds meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month (excluding December), commencing at 1pm.
The trade table opens at 12.15pm for purchases of plants and cuttings.
2013 SCHEDULES
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Date

Venue

Set Subject

Species Talk

Culture Hint

Demonstration, Presentation, Workshop or Discussion

19 JAN
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Ross Bolwell Hybrids
Betty Vander Poorten and Shevanti Seneviratne
B. schmidtiana
June McBryde
Des Hinze
  • Species Group 10am. Any species beginning with ‘B’, e.g. B. bowerae, B. bartonea, B. barkeri, B. bufoderma, B. brevirimosa, etc.
  • Workshop 11am. Got a plant that needs attention? Bring it to the Workshop and also any queries that you might have.
  • Explanation regarding new Registration System for Show.
  • Show Preparations: Silver Foliage Plants for Special Display; Travelling with Plants.
16 FEB
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Committee Meeting 10am

Show Committee Meeting 11am

Begonias with Curled or Crested Margins
Isobel Crossley

B. hernandiodes
Barbara Blacka
Jan Costin
  • Species from Mexico & India
    DVD by Rekha Morris
23 FEB
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium

Annual Begonia Show

Annual Begonia ShowAnnual Begonia Show

16 MAR
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Annual General Meeting 1pm

Prize winning plants from Annual Begonia Show by various members.
Show Evaluation: Comments from the floor & Shevanti Seneviratne

Carmel Browne Lyn Ampt
  • Species Group 10am.
    B. compta
    B. convolulacea
    B. conchifolia and var. rubrimacula
    B. cubensis
    B. chitoensis
  • Workshop 11am. Pruning and Grooming.

Annual General MeetingQueensland Begonia Society Logo

20 APR
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Bring-A-Friend Day

Favourite Queensland Hybrids
Enid Henderson

Di Schulz Shevanti Seneviratne
  • Species Group 10am.
    B. coccinea
    B. carolineifolia
    B. coriacea
    B. curtii
    B. cirrosa
    B. cathayana
  • Workshop 11am. Wintering your begonias; Terrariums.
  • Begonias with unique or unusual characteristics such as B. ‘Dancing Girl’, B. herbacea, B. hispida var. cucullifera
18 MAY
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Committee Meeting 10am

Rhizomatous begonias jointed at or below the soil with erect stems
Ivy McFarlane

B. glabra
May O’Sullivan
Betty Vander Poorten
15 JUN
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Show Committee Meeting 10.30am

Rex Cultorum
Carmel Browne

Enid Henderson Lee Thorneycroft
  • My Favourite Begonia
    June McBryde
  • DVD Presentation
    Rex cultorum
20 JUL
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall American Hybrids
Carmel Browne
Ivy McFarlane Patricia Heymans
  • Species Group 10am.
    B. deliciosa
    B. diadema
    B. domingensis
    B. dietrichiana
    B. dichroa
  • Workshop 11am. Flowers: Pollination
  • My Favourite Begonia
    Lee Thorneycroft
  • Spot the Difference
    B. hernandioides & B. tayabensis Enid Henderson
17 AUG
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Small-leaved Rhizomatous
Barbara Blacka
To be advised To be advised
  • My Favourite Begonia
    Betty Vander Poorten
  • Focus on Mallet Group of Cane-Like
21 SEP
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Bernard Yorke Hybrids
Bernard Yorke
B. glabra
Enid Henderson
  • Species Group 10am.
    B. decora
    B. digyna
    B. dichotoma
    B. dipetala
    B. dregei and varieties
  • Workshop 11am. Flowers: Pollination
  • My Recent Hybridising
    Bernard Yorke
19 OCT
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Friendship Day & Silver Anniversary

My WOW Begonia
(Plant needs to capture a potential new member.)
Lee Thorneycroft

B. polilloensis
Carmel Browne

Friendship Day & Silver AnniversaryQueensland Begonia Society Friendship Day

  • Focus on basic begonia culture and propogation.
  • Extended afternoon tea for visitors.
16 NOV
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Christmas Break-Up

Committee Meeting 10am

Show Committee Meeting 11am

Begonias in Flower ― These could be single, double, small, large, unusual or just simply beautiful.
Enid Henderson

B. palmata
Peter Henderson (cancelled)
To be advised
  • Silver Anniversary ― Special Afternoon Tea
  • Exchange of Christmas wrapped gift boxes (namedcuttings/leaves in plastic box as usual)
  • My Favourite Begonia
    To be advised
  • DVD Presentation of Society History
    Ivy McFarlane

Date

Venue

Set Subject

Species Talk

Culture Hint

Demonstration, Presentation, Workshop or Discussion


2012 SCHEDULES
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Date

Venue

Set Subject

Species Talk

Culture Hint

Demonstration, Presentation, Workshop or Discussion

21 JAN
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Low-growing canes
Barbara Blacka
B. hemsleyana, spotted
Enid Henderson
Joan Taylor
  • Grooming and preparation of plants for show bench by Reg Jeynes.
  • Plants pruned in August 2011 meeting returned to display results by Barbara Blacka and Kev Heinemann.
  • Plants grown from cuttings purchased at August 2011 by various members.
  • Pruning demonstration by various members.
  • Show organiser’s comments by Neville Ludwig.
18 FEB
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Bring back the old begonias.
Australian hybrids prior to 1995.
Ivy McFarlane
B. cirrosa
Carmel Browne
Lyn Jeynes
  • Difficult or temperamental begonias by various members.
25-26 FEB
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium

Annual Begonia Show

Annual Begonia ShowAnnual Begonia Show

17 MAR
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Annual General Meeting

Prize winning plants from Annual Begonia Show by various members.

B. paleata
Daphne Sellwood
Kevin Schulz

Annual General MeetingQueensland Begonia Society Logo

21 APR
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Cane-like species
Isobel Crossley
B. metallica
Nancy Waugh
Graham Ridley
  • DVD presentation.
19 MAY
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Begonias with pustular foliage
Joan Taylor
B. luzonensis
Marcus Clamp
June McBryde
  • Begonias which have undergone name changes by Carmel Browne.
  • Members to bring plants which they believe to be Begonia ‘Eric Catterall’ and B. imperialis.
16 JUN
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Cane-like, Superba
Enid Henderson
B. alnifolia
May O’Sullivan
Shevanti Seneviratne
  • Species Group 10am. B. acetosa, B. acutifolia, B. aconitifolia.
  • Workshop 11am. Propagation by seeds, leaves and cuttings.
  • Shrub-like, compact growth by Carmel Browne.
21 JUL
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Show Committee Meeting

Begonias with U numbers
Carmel Browne

B. guaduensis
Isobel Crossley
Peter Henderson

  • The importance of reading old journals and newsletters such as “The Begonian”.
  • Measuring spoons and syringes for accurate dose of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • DVD presentation.
18 AUG
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Committee Meeting 10am

Three 4-inch (10cm) pots of begonia (one plant per pot) by various members.

Di Schulz Pat Lesina
  • Presentation of Neutrog products by Jason.
  • Discussion on Philippine species by Carmel Browne.
15 SEP
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall Thick-stemmed begonias
Ivy McFarlane
Pat Lesina Shevanti Seneviratne
  • Workshop 11am. Culture and care.
  • Focus on Protectors And Lovers of Species (PALS) by group members.
  • DVD presentation on display of workshop with results.
20 OCT
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Friendship Day

Begonias with distinctive foliage
Enid Henderson

B. pedatifida
Joan Taylor
Daphne Sellwood

Friendship DayQueensland Begonia Society Friendship Day

  • Focus on terrarium culture.
  • Extended afternoon tea for visitors.
17 NOV
Merthyr Uniting Church Hall

Christmas Break-Up

Rhizomatous begonias with autumn-coloured foliage
Barbara Blacka

Nancy Waugh Betty Vander Poorten
  • Show preparation.
  • Christmas gift boxes and special afternoon tea.

Date

Venue

Set Subject

Species Talk

Culture Hint

Demonstration, Presentation, Workshop or Discussion


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2 thoughts on “Schedules

  1. New members would be very welcome at the Qld. Begonia Society meetings. Friendly folk, begonias to buy, how to grow demonstrations plus delicious afternoon tea. What more could you want?

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