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« on: June 06, 2014, 00:20:11 »

Hi everyone - As I said in my previous post, this forum has gone terribly quiet lately; I know members are reading the posts as my previous post was read by 45 members - Now if you just keep reading the posts without contributing, sooner or later there will be nothing left to read.

For a forum to be really successful it needs more than just a small handful of regular contributors and I'm asking you all to help us pull this forum up out of the doldrums by participating and taking a more active part.

To attempt to put a bit of life back into our forum, I'm throwing out a challenge to you all to post just one pic of one of your brom's, it doesn't matter what it is, just one that you grow and like. You don't need to write a book to accompany it (but it would be nice all the same) but just post one picture so that we know you are ay least interested in seeing this forum get back to the level it once was and continue to be a leading international bromeliad forum.

A well designed forum such as this can be a wealth of information if it's supported by its members and as we all know the best way to learn about these wonderful plants is by way of discussion and information sharing where we can all openly ask questions of others with more experience. Even if you think your question is a "bit silly", please feel free to ask it just the same, as these sorts of questions can often lead to great discussions as anyone who has ever attended a brain storming session will know.  

I'll start the ball rolling with Neo. 'Braz-el'; not a show winner, and not new, in fact it's been around here where I live in Australia for quite a while. I think it makes a nice feature in a garden with its three foot diameter and bright fresh colours. There is also an interesting history about it which can be found by looking up Neoregelia 'Braz-el' on the Bromeliad Cultivar Register.

All the best, Nev.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 13:49:07 »

Hi Nev

Nice of you to keep the fires burning, it has been quiet and I agree FB is where people are posting these days...

But back to topic... some pics: A few of my seedlings



Looking a little worse for wear in this pic.... looks a whole lot better now.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 00:08:46 »

Hi Neomea - Thanks for the response - I love the colour in your seedlings, so bright and cheerful. How about a few more pic's of your creations?

OK, that's a start, now what about you other 20 members who have read this, how about you post a pic or two and help us get this forum to grow again?

The pic's below are of Bill. 'Stephen Stone';bred by Rick Cairns of Australia from a crossing of Bill. 'Fred Red' x 'Hallelujah'

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 03:31:04 »

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Werauhia kupperiana seedlings
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Aechmea triangularis - after lots of winter sun
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 00:31:53 »

Hi everyone - Thanks for the great pic's 378, they certainly brighten up my day. I especially like the Aechmea triangularis, I don't think I've ever seen it so yellow..... a magnificent sight.

Unfortunately we're still not getting the response I had hoped for with only 2 responses from 36 viewings.........What are we doing wrong in attracting members to post again?

Come on everyone, please try a bit harder and post some pic's, just one will do; at least we'll know you have the interests of the forum at heart.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 16:06:14 »

Neo. Sonic Canvey Stripes

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 18:00:52 »

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 18:08:16 »

Variegated vriesea "rex" seedling
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 22:15:14 »

Whilst some of you are heading into summer it is winter here, but a very mild one thus far.

This is happening here now..If anyone knows this Aechmea, please let me know.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 05:45:03 »

Hi everyone - What can I say except WOW! ….... Look at the pic's.

I knew if a few of us got together we could hopefully start the resurrection of this great forum. All we have to do now is keep it going, so don't stop now, lets keep the momentum building as there's still a lot of  “lookers” who haven't posted yet.

It doesn't matter if you don't have a pic you think is good enough to post, post it all the same; we all had to start somewhere. If you don't have a pic, just drop in and say hello anyway, we'll know your at least interested, and comments from anyone are always welcome.

Bromaholic – That's a great looking plant you've posted. The information on the B.C.R. tells us that it's up to a meter in diameter when mature and it gets a light purple cup colour when it's blooming. Certainly something to look forward to and I hope you remember your fellow members and post a pic when it flowers.

Caveman – I've never seen Neo 'Tartan Warrior' before and I don't see anything about it on the B.C.R. but I'm surprised to see it on the F.C.B.S. Photo Index. Another of the nice colourful Chester Skotak hybrids using his (carolinae variegated x 'Hannibal Lector') as a parent. There's certainly some nice looking plants coming out crosses using this plant as one of the parents and your plant in just another example to join the family.

I'm always interested in looking at pic's of any seedlings; from the multiple Werauhia kupperiana species seedlings posted by 378 to the single variegated surprise hybrid that you've posted.

Was the variegated Vr. 'Rex' seedling a result of a cross you made or from a chance selfing? It just goes to show how versatile these plants really are. Here's a Vriesea that was bred back in 1893 (121 years ago) and it can still pop up something that will surprise us.

Conrad -  Thanks for sharing that great selection of brom pic's you've posted - I love the vivid “buttercup yellow” flowers of your Aechmea NOID …... brilliant. It's just a pity I can't help you with a name.

There's some other great close-up shots there as well. I think a lot of growers miss out on a lot of the beauty of these plants by not looking closely at the flowers and it's not until we see a close-up picture, we can really appreciate the colour; even on some of the most common and often dismissed plants.

I'll finish with a few more close-ups to support what I've just said, and please keep the posts coming, there's still a lot more “lookers” than “posters” and it would be great if it wasn't so one sided.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 07:53:05 »

Ooooh Nice ones Nev!

I just love that green of Aechmea bromeliifolia albobracteata!

Thanks for starting the ball rolling!

Best wishes all and keep 'em posting!

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 08:27:57 »

Hi Nev,

The Vriesea Rex seedlings were from a chance selfing.

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2014, 10:43:13 »

Hi Caveman! Are you sure it is Vriesea? I see some serations on the leaf edge.

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Or maybe I am just seeing things!

Cool plant though!

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 15:07:12 »

Great pics guys!!!

I agree with Conrad... Thats a Neo seedling Caveman.

Will have to get snapping some more pics Nev
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 15:10:50 »

Nick your Ae triangularis look perfect!
Brom: Neo. Sonic Canvey Stripes is gorgeous
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