Bromeliad Forum
October 20, 2017, 10:50:14 *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Please consider a small donation to help cover expenses.
Local donations, click here
Donate to the Forum

News: Change your Profile, Photo etc by clicking on the Profile button above
 
   Home   Help Forum Rules Login Register  
Del.icio.us Digg FURL FaceBook Stumble Upon Reddit SlashDot

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Dreaming of florida part 4  (Read 1136 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
BobS
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Other Plants I Grow: TROPICALS
Posts: 98


« on: February 12, 2012, 18:53:33 »

After enjoying a great visit with Herb and June Hill I hitched a ride with Herb and we took off for Michael's Bromeliads. It's another place you can get lost in.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

One of his Neo. houses along with Neophytum and several other things.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Another Neo. house with lots of the little Neos. in baskets.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

A little Neo. grex Michael made of (amp. X pauc.) X Tiger.


You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Didn't catch the name of this one but I liked the pink leaves and purple centers in bloom.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

One of the first true collecter neos. Still a very nice plant.Neo. Medallion

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Bromelia pinguin. Thats as close as I would get to it. Once had a rough time with one of these. It was as pretty a one as I have ever seen.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Got Michael and Herb away from the Alcantareas long enough to snap a quick picture.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

One of the Dyckia tables. The big one is Mercury. It's a F2 of Brittle Star named at Tropiflora.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Mercury F2

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

More Mercury F2s

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Center plant is D. Espirito X Brittle Star and plant to the left is beateae X Brittle Star.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

A couple of Dyckia pectinatas. The picture doesn't do them justice.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

D. burle-marxii looks like it Just got a wax job. What a fantastic plant.

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login

Orthophytum albopictum Selby gardens clone. Another nice plant to put it lightly.
Thats all for Michaels. There was lots more but didn't get enough pictures.

There is lots to see and do in Florida. Hope many of you will make it to the conference.
Best
Bob
Logged

You can't make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak. Abraham Lincoln
splinter1804
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Australia Australia

Hobbies: I belong to the Illawarra Bromeliad Society as well as the Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society and we restore and operate old 2' gauge steam and diesel locomotives and associated rolling stock
Posts: 1384



« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 21:14:30 »

Hi everyone,

Wow! that's sure some shade house there Bob, what a great display of these wonderful plants and I'm sure there's something for everyone's taste.

Thank's for sharing with us, and I for one am very grateful to see such a magnificent sight.

All the best, Nev.
Logged
Lisa
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
United States United States

Other Plants I Grow: gingers, Heliconia
Posts: 1077



« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 22:58:06 »

Gee, I don't remember seeing Dyckia burle-marxii before.  Very cool, and a nice contrast to all of the silvery ones. 

I think the purpley-pinky Neo. above Medallion may be Voodoo Doll. 
Logged

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login
No ads for the duration of the month!!!

Please consider a small donation to help cover expenses.
Local donations, click here
Donate to the Forum

378
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Other Plants I Grow: There are other plants?
Posts: 582



WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 01:16:24 »

Last time I was at Michael's there was bunch of "off limit" areas that were full of some Hawaiian lady's hybrids. There was also some interesting plants up in the tree at the entrance. Are those still there?

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login
Logged

“If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist”, Enrico Fermi
BobS
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Other Plants I Grow: TROPICALS
Posts: 98


« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 12:39:54 »

Lisa
The burlie-marxii made a big impression on me also. I'm sure your right about the Neo. I should have checked with Michael before putting the pic up.
378
Still lots in the trees but not as much as a couple of years ago. Two bad winters took a toll.
Best
Bob
Logged

You can't make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak. Abraham Lincoln
Kentia_Grove (Craig)
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
South Africa South Africa

Other Plants I Grow: clivia, cycads, succulents, aloes
Posts: 146



« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 23:47:29 »

Thanks for sharing photo's of an amazing setup and diversity of broms Bob. It is mind boggling and inspirational. It must have been an awesome experience walking through the shadehouses.

Craig.
Logged
Lisa
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
United States United States

Other Plants I Grow: gingers, Heliconia
Posts: 1077



« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 00:15:27 »


Last time I was at Michael's there was bunch of "off limit" areas that were full of some Hawaiian lady's hybrids.


Yeah, too bad about her.  She doesn't know when to quit.   Roll Eyes
Logged

You are not allowed to view images.
Please register or login
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP © Copyright Bromeliad & Airplant Forum | Hosted By GTS Designs
Powered by SMF 1.1.10 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC | Sitemap
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!