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Author Topic: San Diego Bromeliad Society Show and Sale - May 26-27  (Read 6422 times)
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« on: May 22, 2012, 04:38:17 »

The San Diego Bromeliad Society will hold our annual Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm in Balboa Park.  Sometimes the doors get opened at 9am, but I can't guarantee it.  The show will be in the large room (101) in Casa del Prado, the building just after the Natural History Museum when walking from the large fountain.  Entry is free and for the sales, cash and checks only.  As it is a holiday weekend, it is best to try to get there early to find parking.  But there is a shuttle that runs from the old Navy hospital parking lot to the rest of the park.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 00:05:32 »

All the best for the show Andy.

Post heaps of pic's, so we can see the show plants!

Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 00:11:24 »

Okay Devo, I'll try to remember.  Usually I am so busy during the weekend that I forget to take pictures.  Tomorrow is going to be one crazy set-up day.  Looks like I'm going to have at least 4 trips for show/sales plants and another long drive to go get some donated plants.  All on top of helping do the check-in and placement of the show plants....it will be a whole day affair.  Likely to be a good 13-14hrs.  Plus I still have to finish prepping my show plants.  Eeks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 06:34:58 »

Okay, I remembered to take some pictures while running around.  Here are some pictures...

A general view of part of the show
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A view of the Head Table
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A Deuterocohnia species
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Hechtia montana
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Dyckia remotaflora
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Tillandsia mauryana--look at the size of this clump!!!
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Tillandsia chiapensis
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Vriesea hybrid
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Billbergia alfonsi-joannis (the same clone that won best is show at the San Diego WBC in '96)
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I'll add more here in a day or two...

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 06:36:12 »

Sorry, photobucket doesn't rotate my photos for a day or so sorry for the sidewise shots...
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 23:51:11 »

The show and sale was a lot of fun.  There were great plants -- many species and hybrids that you don't see every day.  That Billbergia was synrconized perfectly.

I snapped an Iphoto of John Arden's bigeneric hybrid.  Forgot the parents, but I think it's a Nidularium x Aechmea.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 01:28:08 »

Nice photos, Andy, but where are all the Neos?   Tongue

That Bill is seriously amazing, and getting it to bloom for two major shows is quite an accomplishment.  I had that species for a while and never got a single bloom out of it ever, so I'm jealous. 

Scott, that looks an awful lot like Nat DeLeon's xNidumea Midnight.  I wasn't aware that Arden tinkered with much outside the Tillandsioideae subfamily, or is he the plant's owner? 
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 03:11:52 »

Great pics Andy. Looked like it was a lot of fun. The Ursulaea is a eye popper. You have some great growers in your society.

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 03:45:54 »

Lisa--yes, that is DeLeon's Nidumea Midnight.  John Arden is just the grower/owner.  I had the fortune/stress of picking it up, babysitting it for a couple of days, taking it to the show, babysitting it for a couple of days, and will take it back tomorrow.  What you can't tell is the size that John has grown it.  I have one blooming that is maybe 2 feet across.  John's plant is getting close to 4 feet wide!  It is huge.

And yeah, we had more Neos than usual this year.  I didn't take pictures of too many as no one can grow them here as well as people in other climates.  Here area  couple...

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We do muuuuuch better growing Tillandsias, so there were quite a few stunners...
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Nice to see very well grown T. mauryana and T. mooreana in the same show
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Unfortunately I don't think I took a picture of the 'Best of Show'...a huuuuuge clump of Tillandsia mitlaensis

Here are some other Bills....
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 05:30:01 »

Hi Andy,

Beaut pics, thanks for the tour.  Lots of really nice plants.  That Vriesea is a stunner and so is that Bill. a-j, and the Ursulaea - love the colour in that, and some of those specimen Tills are just to-die-for!  Great stuff.

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2012, 22:21:49 »

Hi everyone,

Thank's so much for going to the trouble of sharing your show with us all Andy, they're really great pic's as usual, and that Nidumea 'Midnight' is really something special.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2012, 07:12:11 »

Some nice looking plants there Andy. And congrat's on your winners!


Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 00:32:19 »

Nice shots Andy. Anyone have an ID for the Neo's in shots 4 and 5?
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 02:35:49 »

#5 was my Neo. 'Candy Apple'...very easy and very prolific.  Want an offset?
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