Bromeliad Forum
December 14, 2017, 10:53:09 *
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: Any Admin problems, email me at admin@cliviaforum.co.za
 
   Home   Help Forum Rules Login Register  
Del.icio.us Digg FURL FaceBook Stumble Upon Reddit SlashDot

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: some shiigi seedlings  (Read 849 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
378
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

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



WWW
« on: March 22, 2014, 03:32:22 »

The Bromeliad Society of the Palm Beaches had David Shiigi as the speaker and I was able to buy a few hybrid Vriesea seedlings.

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

It was a pretty interesting meeting as there was quite a few of Florida's "brom stars" in attendance to see David's well received presentation.
Logged

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

Gender: Male
South Africa South Africa

Other Plants I Grow: Bulbous Plants, Caudiciforms, Ferns, Aquatics, some Succulents (mostly stapeliads)
Hobbies: Angling, Botanising
Posts: 139



« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 11:52:25 »

I am digging that plant on the right!  Now that is a beaut!
Logged
Premium Advert
chefofthebush
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
South Africa South Africa

Other Plants I Grow: orchids, tropicals, ferns, palms,
Hobbies: Almost Everything!
Posts: 579



« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 19:31:42 »

They are all great! I am very jealous!


Conrad
Logged
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

gonzer
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Other Plants I Grow: Great Pyrenees doggie flowers
Hobbies: rock 'n roll music, surfing, eating fine cuisine
Posts: 871


Gnarly dude!


« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 20:44:04 »

He supplies one of our hidden gems of a nursery (Rancho Soledad) with odds and ends of his collection. None have hybrid names so it's a crapshoot with ID's. No matter, I've picked up a few over the years and a couple look like yours.
Logged

THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE SOLELY MY OWN BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND NOT THE MANAGEMENT'S
378
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

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



WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 03:49:49 »

Right, it seems that David doesn't toss anything and I can't find any fault with that, especially when we are talking about Vriesea seedlings.

Logged

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

Gender: Male
South Africa South Africa

Other Plants I Grow: Bulbous Plants, Caudiciforms, Ferns, Aquatics, some Succulents (mostly stapeliads)
Hobbies: Angling, Botanising
Posts: 139



« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 11:28:44 »

Hahahahahahahaha!  I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who uses take-out chop sticks to prop up plants!  I just had another gander at the plants and noticed it.  Re-purposing! Yeah I like that word.  I think I'm going to repurpose myself.
Logged
Neomea
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
South Africa South Africa

Other Plants I Grow: Palms, CYCADS, Anthuriums, orchids, Platycerium and the list goes on!
Hobbies: Fishing, Rugby,The Sharks! Springboks!!!
Posts: 234



« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 14:21:22 »

Yeah I am with Conrad... very jealous. Great plants!
Logged

Growing Bromeliads in sunny Durbs
378
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

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



WWW
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 04:19:46 »

I only use the "best" chop sticks. Some disintegrate very quickly while others last a long time.

These plants had a decent set of roots, but had obviously been grown in pretty small pots, something that you can probably easily do where it rains every day. Since I put them in 8" pots they were a touch wobbly and so I went ahead and used some of my "best" chop sticks to keep them in place.

BTW, who knew that Grant Groves lived in Hawaii for a few years and was a good friend of David Shigii? It's a small world.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2014, 04:24:14 by 378 » Logged

“If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist”, Enrico Fermi
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!