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« on: September 26, 2010, 23:59:50 »

I've just heard that the Bromeliad Society of Victoria is having it's annual show next weekend Oct 2-3.  It will be held at Phoenix Park Community Centre, Rob Roy Rd., Chadstone, Melbourne.
If anyone has any more details / info please let us know.

I'll try to get some pics (if I'm not too laden down with plants to hold a camera Roll Eyes ) to put up after the event.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 04:00:23 »

As promised, here are a few piccies..

About half of the hall was set up with display plants.
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A nice mature clump of B. nutans.
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A very nice display by Maurice & Anna Kellet using a wide range of genera.
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Hundreds of top quality plants on offer in the sales area. This is about two thirds of the tables.
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These are the ones that came home with me.
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If the finances allowed, there would have been many. many more Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 04:16:40 »

Looks like they're growing a good range of plants there in Melbourne, thanks for the pic's Todd.

How does the quality of plants compare with what we have in NZ?

Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 05:11:00 »

How does the quality of plants compare with what we have in NZ?

Mate!, are you trying to get me in trouble with the locals?  Wink

Nah, the quality of plants was very high. As you'd expect from enthusiast growers bringing plants to a show.
This Brom Soc seems to be quite a bit smaller than the Auckland one, but I guess a lot of that is due to the climate etc. There were loads of cold tolerant plants to choose from; Aechmeas, Billbergias  Grin and hardy Neoregelias. And that was what I was mostly looking for. Plants which aren't too difficult to care for through winter without a hothouse.
I thought there would have been more Nidulariums and foliage Vrieseas, but I guess that could simply be due to which growers attended the show.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 05:54:35 »

Todd,

Is that Ae. Tritone on the RHS of your haul?

It looks like you did OK.

I think you need to move to NSW to get some really nice foliage Vrieseas.

Cheers,

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 06:09:46 »

Hey Rick, that plant looks like Ae Aztec Gold to me. You have a thing for Tritone me thinks? If you wanna see one - I will bring one tomorrow?

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 06:13:48 »

Cheers Rick,
I've tried convincing my boss to move the business to warmer parts of OZ, but it doesn't look likely..

The plants I got are (sort of from left to right)
B. Bellisima, B. Grace Goode hybrid, Neo Mauve Star, V. Sunset, B. distachia Albert Louise, Neo Fireball Var, T. usneoides, A. Aztec Gold, A. triangularis

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