BTW, people, I hope to see you at the International Aroid Society's  Mid-America Chapter meeting this Saturday, in St. Louis!

I'll be in St. Louis for the next week on family business, so blog posts may be suspended. Happily, I get to squeeze in a day trip to the MOBOT for the Aroid meeting, where I have been promised lectures, research presentations, tours, plants swaps, and punch and pie. There better be punch and pie, anyway.

Aroids, for your horticultural edification, compose a huge chunk of the tropical plants commonly grown as houseplants. You probably love them, even if you don't know it! Or maybe you do know it! Whatever, dude, just get thee to the MOBOT!


  1. Glad you made it to the meeting on Saturday. It was good to meet you. I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. thanks mr s!

    and zach, it was nice to meet you too! hope to see you at more plant-nerd events!!