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Author Topic: Bromeliad Society of New Zealand Fiesta photos 2012.  (Read 5090 times)
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« on: February 19, 2012, 10:24:12 »

Yes, the legendary BSNZ annual Bromeliad Fiesta was held over the weekend.
Auckland’s weather was fantastic, and it was great to see so many people coming along to admire the show plants…and of course to buy bromeliads!

The main display was a real treat, and showcased a selection of wonderful bromeliads.
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Champion of the Show, Billbergia Domingos Martins.
This plant was very well grown, and flowering right on cue!  
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The flowers were such a work of art, I had to capture a couple in macro   Tongue
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Many more amazing plants were on show, and I did take plenty of photos…so I’ll post more when I get a chance.
I know a number of kiwi brom addicts had their cameras out, so feel free to post those pics here!

Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 17:39:16 »

That DM is certainly deserving of the grand prize.  It's such a slow grower that getting a clump that size (and still without a blemish) must have taken years, and getting a Bill to bloom on cue for a show is something of a minor miracle in itself. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 18:12:56 »

Wow!  What a show.  The blue-tipped stigma on that Billbergia 'Domingos Martins'!  It's nice to see the lady parts of the flower have such colorful prominence.  There are some perfect Vrieseas in your photos, too.  You Kiwi bromeliad freaks rock!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 19:50:18 »

Great photo's Andrew, especially those close-up shots of the DM flowers, stunning. Is the pink coloured foliage Vriesea in photo 4 Kiwi sunset, or is it something else?

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 20:58:53 »

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the beaut pics!  Just love all those fantastic Vrieseas, and that DM sure is a great sepcimen.

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 21:25:13 »

The Vriesea.
NZ is renowned for its foliage vriesea, and this year some exciting new hybrids were revealed. We had a period on Sunday morning when the light was streaming thru’ the windows, highlighting the vriesea, so photographers were out in force to make the most of the opportunity.

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Winner of the Vriesea Foliage section, the stunning Vr. Summer Fever.
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Vr. Blondie, 2nd.
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Vr. erythrodactylon Snow White, 3rd.
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Winner in Blooming, Vr. Splendide.
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Vr. Sunset 2nd.
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Vr. delicatula 3rd.
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Vr. Blackcurrent Sundae, first equal in the NZ hybrid section. The other winner was a brilliant neo hybrid from our own Totara Pete…will show that one off soon.
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A few more foliage vriesea.
Vr. Vista.
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One of my favourites from the show, looked like a Vista on steroids, Vr. Chestnut Snow.
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Didn’t get the name of this one???
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Vr. Majestic hybrid,
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Vr. Megan.
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More show plants to follow…
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 01:52:41 »

Is that a pup I see on Vr. Summer Fever?  Wait here while I get my clippers......  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 03:03:13 »

Lisa, I missed that!  I bet that one is already spoken for  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 04:13:44 »

Lisa, I'm sure that sometimes you have to be an expert with Florel to get those show ribbons. I had to use Florel on B. 'Muriel Waterman' to get it to flower and I would think DM would respond well too. I hadn't Florel'd anything in a long time, but after seeing that well timed DM I went and did 6 plants.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 06:29:56 »

Thank you Andrew for taking us to your wonderful show through your many beautiful images.

Cheers,
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 08:22:29 »

Andrew great photos as usual....Actually us kiwis have a big problem in that we've become spoilt by Andrew Maloy's  vriesea hybridising skills, to such an extent that many registration worthy vrieseas are simply being used as potted color by  gardeners that have no idea that they've bought a unique one off plant and not a mass produced product of tissue culture. The prices are so reasonable that gardeners just throw them out when they're finished flowering. The few real brom. collectors here are so OD'ed with beautiful vrieseas that they've become glutted, and so are powerless to save any more of these beauties. So this is really a plea on behalf of the plants for all keen overseas collectors to make an effort to come to the NZ 2013 conference, and help us Kiwis out of our 'pigs drowning in pooh' situation and stop this wholesale waste of world class hybrid vrieseas!
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 10:04:08 »

I’m glad you don’t say those sorts of things about our neo’s Mitchie  Cheesy

Lisa, you’ll need to arm yourself with more than just your clippers to get a pup off Vr. Summer Fever Tongue  There’d be a line up vriesea mad kiwis to get thru’, then you’d have to get past the owner, and I’d buy tickets to see that show down  Shocked

Now for the most important plants of the show, the Neo’s  Grin

Top award for the neo’s this year went to a species, Neo. Green Fireball. First time I'd seen this one, it had a nice gloss to the leaves plus that well coloured up centre which gave a nice contrast that the normal Fireball doesn't have...hmmm, hybridising potential?
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Neo. Bob and Grace got a 2nd place.
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Neo. Chili Verde 3rd.
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Neo. Clarise took out the foliage section.
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Neo. Painted Delight 2nd.
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Neo. Skotaks Tiger 3rd. Good to see a Tiger with some colour in our climate!
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This neo was first in the NZ hybrid section. It’s a brilliant creation from Totara Pete, a cross of Apricot Nectar and Jewellery Shop. The photo doesn’t quite pick up just how glossy the leaves are.
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My 2 entries in the NZ hybrid section, the little neo on the left came away with 3rd place, and on the right is one of my varistriates that still needs more work...
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Now for the minis, these are always popular, & they had a lot of attention over the weekend.
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First equal were two from Pete, Neo. Wild Tiger.
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Neo. Felix x lilliputiana, a neat little hybrid from Pete that really shows its lilliputiana parentage.
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Neo. ampullacea purpurea x Wee Willy, one of my hybrids came away with 3rd.
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Hanging baskets featured more neo’s. First place went to “Invincible Pete” with a stunning clump of Neo. Cheers.
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My hybrid of Tiger Cub & ampullacea picked up 2nd.
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3rd went to a neat plant, Neo. Royal Pepper. (I got a pup  Cheesy )
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To finish off the neo section, here are a few more that I liked.
Neo. Julia. Very sharky look to it, and great colour!
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Neo. Rainbow, always a treat.
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A nice large neo to finish off this section. It’s about to be registered as Neoregelia Mohaka Poppy. The cross is Pink Champagne x Amazing Grace, check out the striation on that pup!

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Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 18:11:48 »

WOW!!!  What beautiful plants! 

Thanks for sharing your pictures; next best thing to being there...
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 05:21:18 »

Stunning photos. Thanks for saving me 14 hours of plane flight.
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 21:11:48 »

Hi Andrew, thanks for the pics.  Great stuff from all!
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