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« on: September 23, 2011, 06:38:44 »

Hi All

I thought I'd take a couple of shots before tomorrow gets busy.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 12:08:28 »

I just can't make out the price on the variegated Alcantarea BRUCE Huh
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 12:11:12 »

Hey, on the greenstock website it says the open day is 18 September - last weekend
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 00:31:09 »

Hi Bruce,

Those variegated Alcs almost have me heading off to the airport.  I reckon I could just about get one of them into my big suitcase!  Hope the sale goes well.

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 13:09:44 »

Bruce now those alcs have me hypnotised. how much light are they getting there and how much of a slow grower are they. Hmm wouldn't mind a pup off one wonder how much one would be.

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 00:24:22 »

Hi Phil

We grow them in full sun or in white shade which is 30%. They aren't a whole lot slower than unvariegated things if you keep the feed up to them. Rick won the Alc. Bobby Powell on the day which was funny. The winner last year wasn't that excited, while Rick was rather happy with his win.
Following are the more regular pups that come from the seedlings.

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 05:49:53 »

Hi Bruce,

Fantastic plants.  I bet Rick still has a smile on his face.

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 11:04:36 »

Bruce,

You'd have to find another pastime if you didn't get a little excited about winning one of your variegated Alcs; the wife even let me put it near the front door - a first for a bromeliad in my house.

I always enjoy going to Greenstock; great well grown plants, picking up one of your variegates topped off a great day.

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 12:34:39 »

Thank you Bruce for the beautiful images and always valuable info – from someone who was sorely tempted to buy the variegated plant at 10 o'clock in the Bobby Powell group photo you posted last Friday night, the one that I thought had atypical leaves, more like an imperialis than an extensa - but someone who had been concerned about their ability to keep such a beautiful and valuable plant thriving.

And thanks to you and your staff for a day I will never forget.  Everyone was so pleasant and helpful and the plants you had for sale and those I bought were wonderful.  (Wishing now I had bought more.)  And to top it off, to have a guided tour of your nursery and to have so many questions answered in the company of Rick, Brod and Matt (and Fred) was fantastic.

And as for Rick, no one who saw his response could begrudge him his good fortune, as there could not have been a happier bromeliad enthusiast in the entire world when he learned of his win.

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 21:24:39 »

Well done Rick!!  You must be wrapped.  Just as well you took the trailer.
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 02:57:16 »

Great photos,  thanks for sharing them Bruce.  Alc Bobby Powell is on my wish list, looks amazing!  Oh how I'd love one of them!
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 11:57:30 »

you got that right just a bit out of my price range though. though if the pups were cheap enough I would buy them.
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 02:39:38 »

Will there be a repeat event this September 2012?  I will be in Queensland, visiting from California, and would love to come by for it.  Cheers.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 01:41:11 »

Hi Scott

No more open days. Our new business model doesn't value them like we used to.
When you are coming contact me and I'll show you around.

cheers Bruce
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2012, 21:54:56 »

Thanks very much.  Im looking forward to seeing the renowned "phat-leafed" Alcantareas of Qld!
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