Our monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except for July and August) at 7PM in the Auditorium of Mounts Botanical Garden.
At our monthly themed meetings, we learn interesting tips and information about growing tropical hibiscus. Topics include such things as grafting, repotting, pest control, and much more. Members can also bring blooms to compete in our monthly mini shows, with the winners bringing home new tropical hibiscus as prizes. Following the presentation, we enjoy refreshments and socializing.
Visitors are welcome to attend!
October 2022 Monthly Meeting
Our next meeting will by on Wednesday, September 19 @ the Mounts. Meeting starts @ 7 bring your blooms to show off. We will have Kylie Ariotti from Palm Beach County Environment Resources Management presenting PBC’s Natural Areas discussing brief history, diversity of explore-able native habitats, ERMs part in restoring/managing these areas, volunteer opportunities, and our Adventure Awaits program opportunities. Our Natural Areas are full of diverse life with great opportunities for exploration, walking, hiking, photography, birding, paddling, snorkeling, and even more!
September 2022 Monthly Meeting
Please join us for the next monthly meeting on September 21, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Mounts Botanical Gardens Auditorium. We will be hosting an Ice Cream social, and We will also be hosting a hibiscus growing question and answer session, where you can have your personalized questions answered by experts.
Please bring your blooms for our mini show—it is always fun to see everyone’s flowers, and to vote on our favorites!
We look forward to seeing you Wednesday evening!
May 2022 Monthly Meeting
Our May meeting will take place on May 18th at 7pm and the topic will be rootstock. Don Bernard will be giving the program and providing the materials. He has asked us if we could bring any extra rootstock we may have. You can bring Pride of Hankins or any other varieties if you don’t have Pride of Hankins. This is an important part, if you are planning to graft any of those beautiful varieties. If you do not have extra rootstock cuttings it is okay, we will have plenty to share. This will get you ready for when we have our grafting session.
We want to inform you all that we are not hosting an April Monthly Meeting, due to the Spring Plant sale being the same week. Please come out an support us by buying hibiscus during the sale – we hope to see you there!
March 2022 Monthly Meeting
February 2022 Monthly Meeting
January 2022 Monthly Meeting
December 2021 Monthly Meeting Announcement
November 2021 Monthly Meeting Update
October 2021 Meeting Announcement
The Society’s Board of Directors meets as needed at 7PM in the Auditorium of Mounts Botanical Garden.
During these meetings we plan upcoming meetings & events, make decisions regarding various aspects of the Chapter, and vote on the best use of Chapter funds.
Members are welcome to attend these meetings and provide their opinions to the Board regarding the topics being discussed. Please contact us to schedule to attend.
November 5-6th, 2022
Fall Plant-A-Palooza at the Mounts Garden. Conrad-Sunrise will have a booth and we will be selling plants and fertilizer. Volunteers requested.
The American Hibiscus Society Convention 2022 is in Lafayette, Louisiana this year – time for a road trip for us South Floridians! Convention registration is only $35. Be sure to book your flights and schedule to attend!
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April 2022 Plant Sale
Please see the Flyer below for information on how to enter The American Hibiscus Association Seedling of the Year competition!
November 2021 Tropical Hibiscus Sale
We had a wonderful hibiscus sale is hosted by Mounts Botanical Gardens during their Plant-a-Palooza tropical plant sale. We had 100 new and popular cultivars that are registered with the American Hibiscus Society. Stay tuned for our next show and sale and expand your hibiscus plant collection by purchasing from our plant vendor booth. You can visit the Mounts Botanical Gardens website for more information about where we host the sale.
May16th American Hibiscus Society Show hosted by the Conrad-Hibiscus Chapter
Bloom drop off for the show is before 11:30 at the show building at Mounts Botanical Gardens.
The luncheon for participants will start at 11:30, be sure to bring a dish to share.
Please note that this will be taking place during Mounts Botanical Garden’s Plant-a-Palooza Sale. The entrance fee to the show and sale is $15 at the Mounts gate.
Prepare your plants now and bring your best blooms. Best of luck to all our participants!
Bi-Annual Hibiscus Sale at the Plant-a-Palooza hosted by Mounts Botanical Gardens 9:00am-4:00pm May 16th and 17th 2020
We will have a vendor booth set up to sell over 200 new and old favorite tropical hibiscus plants. These are registered cultivars with the American Hibiscus Society. Be sure to stop by and meet with our members while buying some plants, and feel free to sign up to become a member of our Chapter for some great member benefits. Please note that it is a $15 entrance fee to Mounts Botanical Gardens during the sale for the general public.
Mounts Botanical Gardens
531 N Military Trl,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: (561) 233-1757
Here are some of our past events:
Garden Ramble with the Comerfords
Dr. Daniel and Kathy Comerford hosted a walk through their beautiful hibiscus and tropical garden on their estate property. The Comerfords are long-time members of the Conrad-Sunrise Chapter and are always volunteering at the sales booth for our Chapter, among many other good deeds they do for our Chapter and community at large. Their garden has been featured twice in Mounts Botanical Garden’s Connoisseur Tour. They have over 130 hibiscus and 400 species of plants. Everyone had a wonderful time socializing in the garden and over lunch. A huge thank you to the Comerfords for sharing your tropical paradise home with us!
October 26th – Saturday Triple White Fences Garden Tour in Loxahatchee
The Conrad-Sunrise Hibiscus Society joined the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society, Palm Beach Begonia Society, and the Tropical Fruit Tree Society in touring 3 gardens in Loxahatchee, Florida. Two of the gardens are next door to each other and the third is just a mile away. Following the tour, there was a potluck lunch at White Fences Equestrian Center & Arboretum.
- Tropical Way Farm: 15-acre horse farm beautifully landscaped with flowering trees, palms, bromeliads, open vistas, and more.
- Lavell Farm: 12.5-acre horse farm with a collection of rare palms, native plants, bromeliads, flowering trees, and more.
- White Fences Arboretum: 26-acre arboretum overlying White Fences Equestrian Center – a dressage horse show facility established in 1983. The first arboretum plantings began in 2014. There is now a large collection of flowering trees, palms, crotons, and more.
Here are some pictures from the beautiful gardens:
Bi-Annual Hibiscus Sale
Our bi-annual plant sale is always a huge hit!
Every April and November the Conrad-Sunrise Chapter has a vendor booth with tropical hibiscus for sale during the Mounts Botanical Garden’s Plant-A-Palooza sale. This amazing event is filled with vendors selling all types of tropical plants.
We hope everyone had an opportunity to attend the Plant-a-Palooza this past November 2nd and 3rd at Mounts Botanical Gardens. It was so nice to see so many of you at our vendor booth. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the event so successful despite the Sunday rain! We especially want to thank Don Bernard for driving to Sarasota and back with all our hibiscus that were put up for sale, and also Kathie Comerford for her excellent salesmanship. The Conrad-Sunrise Chapter’s success is because of the dedication of its members!
Our Brochure. Please feel free to fill this out and bring it to our next meeting, or mail to the address mentioned below:
Register You Cultivars
I am attaching a link below to Bloom Characteristics guide from the International Hibiscus Society. This guide is essential for when you register your hibiscus cultivars. It was written by William Huang, who is an active member on our Facebook group. He has given us his permission to use pictures of his Hibiscus for our newsletter – you may have noticed his name before. We are grateful for his knowledge and willingness to share with our Chapter!
Other things to note when you are collecting information about your new cultivar to register include bloom size, leaf size/bush size and pictures, name of hybridizer and grower, names of the parent plants and pictures, and characteristics of the petals including veining, colors, patterns, petal overlap, if splashes are present and their size, etc. You can register on the International Hibiscus Society website (https://internationalhibiscussociety.org/
) after you make an account, just click “Register Cultivars” at the top of the Homepage.
We encourage all of our members to keep a record of the hibiscus you crossbreed and register the best ones to share with the world. Feel free to share pictures with us too – we’d love to see them!
OCTOBER 2022 Monthly Meeting
Our next meeting will by on Wednesday, September 19 @ the Mounts. Meeting starts @ 7 bring your blooms to show off for the mini show.
We will have Kylie Ariotti from Palm Beach County Environment Resources Management presenting PBC’s Natural Areas discussing brief history, diversity of explore-able native habitats, ERMs part in restoring/managing these areas, volunteer opportunities, and our Adventure Awaits program opportunities. Our Natural Areas are full of diverse life with great opportunities for exploration, walking, hiking, photography, birding, paddling, snorkeling, and even more!