On a sad note I just found out that Bill Baker has passed away. A great loss to the bromeliad world and mostly the dyckia lovers. Keswick was one of his hybrids I got last fall
That is very sad...
He died of a heart attact laying on his soffa saturday
What a shock, He was such a great person who taught me alot. He'll be missed.
A great tribute to show a plant like that.
While our country, Thailand was in a political crisis, it was a great shock
to learn of the death of a great man !!!
He was a very fine Dyckia hybridizer, and I am sure he will be greatly missed by brom people.
Please accept my condolences.
Bill Baker's Dyckia 'Brittle Star'
This's a bad news. I'm condoled with you. He going to meet the heaven.We're recognized the great things which're done by him.
In Memoriam of Bill Baker...
Bill Baker with my friend at La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society Show last year.
I was lucky to get one of his Keswick's last year--a really wonderful hybrid and a definite favorite.
I heard about this news at our bromeliad meeting tonight and could not believe it. I was just down in LA last month exchanging plants with him. He had a penchant for aroids, so I would regularly bring down some unique ones to him on my trips down there, and we'd talk about cultivating them and plant hybridizing, among things.
This is really sad news, and he will live on in our memories.
Peace to you, Bill, and condolences to your family and friends.
There is now a kind of new breeze in the Net for those who enjoy to cultivate Dyckias. I live in Brazil and I am fond of Dyckias. Take a look at this:http://dyckiabrazil.blogspot.com/
You will ge to know some new Dyckia species and most are totally new to science. Soth in Brazil some very attactive Dyckia species has been found. Take a loot at I am sure you will enjoy this trip to my garden...come on...and come in.
You are welcome.
Here is a link that might be useful: http://dyckiabrazil.blogspot.com/