This talk will chronicle a recent plant collecting expedition to Thailand and Taiwan that brought about 300 new species into horticulture in South Florida. It will feature some of the exciting new introductions, the beautiful gardens and markets from which they came, and the enthusiastic people that make new plant introductions possible.
- Date: Friday, February 12
- Time/Place: 10 am – 12 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Dr. Chad Husby is Botanical Horticulturist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. His main focus is finding, cultivating, and propagating new plants to enhance horticulture and botanical collections. He worked to build a large collection of tropical conifers at the Montgomery Botanical Center where he was Collections Manager for eight years and he continues to focus on plant groups that have not received adequate attention, from conifers and ferns to foliage, flowering trees and unusual fruits. Chad also enjoys educating students and the public about plant exploration, horticulture and botany. His scientific research ranges from plant ecophysiology and horticulture to conservation and systematics.
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