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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2014, 16:50:28 »

Hey Nev, I have just had Bill Halelujah flowering for me and crossed it with 3 other Billies. The fruit is about a light purple now. Cannot wait for it to be sown. I have used Halelujah pollen on Nutans now too and hope that takes. Nice Plant you have there! hope mine comes out as good.

I agree with Neomea on the triangularis. I WANT ONE!

Cool picks all!

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2014, 22:23:44 »

Hi All

Good to see all the posts. Some great brom pics. Always nice to see other people's plants. Nev, I am guilty of being one of the silent ones for a while now. I realise how important it is to post and interact with others contributions. Would like to see the forum more active again. Will do my best to participate more in future. Here are some of my favourite broms.

Neo (car x johannis) x bobby hull x carcharodon silver

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Billbergia rosea

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Alcantarea glaziouana yellow marginated

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Quesnelia 'Tim Plowman'

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Neoregelia Lorena Lector

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Vriesea rodigasiana x Eva

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Neo jewellery shop

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2014, 23:36:17 »

Hi everyone - Great to see still more pic's; what do you think about making this a continuing album with new pic's being added each day.

How about we have a different genus each day e.g let's start today with our favourite "Aechmea species" and I'll post my favourite to start. This is probably the most common ones of the lot but still one of my favourites, Ae. recurvata; and here are a few different forms I have in my collection.

Recurvata garden
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2014, 23:57:31 »

Hi again - Back again just to apologise to Craig. I don't know how it happened but somehow I missed seeing your post Craig. Thanks so much for sharing your great pic's with us and what a great collection you have.

Oh how I wish I had a shade house the size of yours.

Thanks once again everyone and keep up the good work; maybe we can coax a few more of the "lookers" out of the woodwork and onto the thread.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 22:43:21 »

Here are some more....

Pitcarnia pulgens (I think)  In flower
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Some Young Spikes are also pretty!
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Tillandsia chiapensis Plant
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Tillandsia chiapensis Up Close
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An Unknown Aechmea
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An Unknown Billbergia
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 23:12:37 »

Thanks Nev. Those Aechmea recurvata look awesome when planted in groups.

Here is one of my favourite Aechmea's-

Aechmea samurai.

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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2014, 23:46:36 »

Hi everyone - Come on, keep this ball rolling and keep the pictures coming.

When I first looked at this thread this morning it looked like no one had posted but as I was half through doing my post I see Conrad has done his bit and posted some pic's of various genera.

The brilliantly coloured pitcairnia pic's are amazing; I've never seen them so close up before, in fact I've never seen many at all as they aren't grown here where I live.

The great close-ups certainly support what I said the other day about not really seeing the true beauty until you look closely at the flowers.

I have one question though; how do you manage to get the pic's a large size initially? I'm no computer whiz and I just attach my pic's with the post image system of this forum but I find that once posted, I have to then click on my posted image to get a larger pic. whereas some other pic's that have been posted here are large images right from the start.

I've just noticed that Craig has also added some pic's; this time of Ae. 'Samurai' - really great, "eye catching" plants from a great looking collection..... spectacular!

Today, I'll post a few pic's of different Ae. orlandianas and Ae. orlandiana hybrids in my collection. Please excuse the cobwebs, but I don't like to spray insecticides around my plants in case I harm the birds, skinks, frogs and other garden creatures. I find the spiders which inhabit my plants (especially the spiky plants) are very useful and help keep the problem insects under control for me.

Some of these plants have (unregistered) varietal names which were added by the people I bought them from. I keep these names as it helps to keep them sorted out as so many look alike when not in full colour.
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Ae orlandiana (Stain Glass)
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Ae. orlandiana (Dark Knight)
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Ae. orlandiana (Little Pinky)
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Ae. orlandiana (Dark One)
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Ae. orlandiana (Touch-a-Pink)
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Ae. 'Bert' (This is one with nice dark leaf tips from warm sunny Queensland which I managed to buy a pup from)
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Ae. 'Bert' (This is my pup from the above plant, but unfortunately I can't quite get the same nice dark leaf tip colour here in the cooler climate of Illawarra New South Wales where I live, even when it's grown in full sun.
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I've saved the most interesting for last. This plant was grown by one of our lady bromeliad society members and when she realised it was an albino, she removed it from the Mother plant and tossed it in the bin. Her husband thought he'd have a little joke and retrieved it, potted it up and entered it in the Aechmea section of our annual show without her knowledge. Would you believe this was the most looked at and photographed plant of the whole show? It just goes to show that there's a lot of truth in the old saying of "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

Ae. 'Ensign' (Albino)
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2014, 03:42:47 »

I like the orlandiana collection. That 'Dark Knight' looks a lot like one that I have. I've got quite a few orlandiana crosses growing and I helped another nearby collector cross his collection of orlandiana cultivars. I'm afraid there is going to be a lot of orlandianas hitting the local market in a year or two.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2014, 07:11:25 »

Hi Nev, I love those orlandianas! I only have two types. The species and one unidentified one, a larger more robust form. Will post once it is in flower.

I snap the photos, upload to photobucket and then use a direct link to the message using the appropriate " img img " anchors. That is all. I do hate opening second windows all the time and having to close them .

I do concour, Nev. Please all get some more photos in. This forum has been awfully silent these past few months.

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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2014, 09:04:11 »

Excellent photo's of some well grown orlandiana's Nev. Makes me want to seek out some more types more for my collection.Wouldn't mind trying some hybridizing with them as well.

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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2014, 10:13:57 »

Hi, Nev I also love your orlandiane's especially the Ae Bert with the large leaf tips.

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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2014, 10:23:28 »

Love the Bert with the dark tips Nev.
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« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2014, 11:08:26 »

Aech Aquilega
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A few of mine
Aech Mariae Reginae
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Guzmania Name please?
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Take Pride  Love the colour when it flowers
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« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2014, 11:32:39 »

Sunshine Qld that is Guzmania monostachia. Good pupper.

Some more.....

The simple, sweet and small, but always stunning Billbergia Nutans

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Aechmea bromeliifolia var. angustispica

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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2014, 13:29:21 »

Thanks for the name Conrad.
My Billbergia Nutans is in flower also.
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