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Author Topic: Dreaming of Florida part 1  (Read 1183 times)
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« on: January 21, 2012, 16:24:52 »

This past summer I took a trip to central Florida and had the best time seeing some beautiful Bromeliad Nursery's. The first was Tropiflora. I took some pictures of a small portion of there place. Hope you enjoy them.

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Dennis Cathcart really likes the Tillandsias and his collection shows it. This is T Bacchus Capitata X flabellata.

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One of my favorites T. chiapensis X streptophylla.

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Another great cross T chiapensis X concolor.

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T. chiapensis X capitata In center of photo and the red branched plant is T. fasciculata X flabellata giant red.

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T. Barbados  flabellata X utriculata

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They have some really huge T. duratii.

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T. copanensis and another fasciculata X flabellata.

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T. flabellata red form and another chiapensis cross in back.

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T. capitata Domingensis X ionantha fuego front and concolor back.

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Their wall of T. edithiae.

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A few streptocorpas in bloom.

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A bench of fasciculata Hondurensis.

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Jalisco-monticola in front and diaguitensis large form in back and capitatas on left.

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T. buchlohii in back with lots of other interesting things.

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some fasciculata X  utriculata crosses I think.

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Another fasciculata cross with flavobracteata and capitatas in background.

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Some Ray Coleman Neoregelia seedlings not yet named.
More to come of other genera in part 2

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Bob
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 22:50:37 »

Did you have to take out a 2nd mortgage on your house when you came back Bob? Beautiful and well maintained. Do you know what % shadecloth Dennis uses? His plants all have that naturally grown look instead of the greenhouse stretched look normally associated with large growers. More, more!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 22:59:33 »

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the visual feast.  If I went there I reckon I'd have to leave the credit card at home ........... then go back again and get it!

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 03:15:13 »

Hi Bob

Thanks for the show. Dennis's plants look so much better than when I visited last, after New Orleans. They'd had a freeze the previous winter which severely knocked a lot of plants around. I went after the species but had to drool at some of the hybrids too and they look a lot better now.

Paul, credit card essential, just grin and bear it! Gold bullion could be another option...

Gonzer, I'd reckon about 50% though there are a number of houses so this could vary.

Cheers, Pedro

PS  Gonz, I have permission to show the Heidelberg pics now,so I'll put a set together soon.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 03:21:32 »

Dreaming of Florida?  How about lusting after Florida!  That is phenominal and great photography also.  I see that Tropiflora sells online but their photos aren't quite as inviting as these are.  http://tropiflora.safenetserver.com//shop.cfm?CFID=2042317&CFTOKEN=8feada806480c993-5004F8CE-E081-75A7-344619805A9EDDEA&page=products&CategoryID=46&SubcategoryID=418
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 05:12:20 »

I could get lost in a place like that.  I might need to be supervised (or just have my wallet secured elsewhere) if I get a chance to go visit when I'm in the neighborhood for the WBC.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 11:06:58 »

Gonzer  After a week in Florida I had to just about crawl off the plane and my wallet was on oxygen. Need to stay away for a while and recoup.
 The shade cloth is 60 to 70% but dennis was complaining that if you order 60% from three different makers you will have three different %.
All the tillandsia houses are covered year round for cold in winter and to protect from to much rain in summer.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 14:46:31 »

Thank you for the visual feast Bob. Great photo's and spectacular well grown plants. One can only dream (sigh).

Craig.
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