Broms in the Park 2008

jagaNovember 9, 2008

Once again we were treated to a wonderful day out at the fabulous Totara Waters for 2008 Broms in the Park. Below a few images from the day

Auction Plants

Close up of a V Tasman Hybrid being auctioned

A popular workshop on hybridising being run by Devo

A stunning Vriesea Phillip Foster in the garden

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hotdiggetydam

Drooooooooooooooool.............

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 5:23PM
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jaga

Hey you had better be careful Hdd, is it the 'plants' or 'Devo' you're drooooooooooooooo!! over??? LOL

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 6:15PM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

Thanks John and Agatha! Looks like another great day at Totara Waters. Those vrieseas are simply divine - and Devo's not bad either - LOL

What type of prices did those broms go for on auction? Did you successfully bid on any??

I just love that Vr. Phillip Foster! What a unique foliage vriesea....sigh!...

Cheers,
Kerry

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 6:47PM
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hanwc(Malaysia)

John, very nice pictures. Time passed so fast I still remember those wonderful pictures from you for the Broms in the Park 2007.

Anymore pictures?! Did you get anything?

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 6:54PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Thanks, jaga. It's always nice to be able to put a face to a name, but I'm afraid Andrew just got upstaged by Phillip Foster!

That is one stunning hybrid! Somebody needs to put that into tissue culture.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 7:01PM
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hotdiggetydam

I drooled on Phillip Poster

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 12:43AM
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neomea

Allo!!!! Those Vriesia are beaut!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 2:20AM
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udo69

Hi all,

Very nice plants Jaga and also great work Devo!

I love all Vriesia but unfortunately can't grow well here in Thailand.

We just establish a Thai blomeliad club and the brom. show will be held on 21-23 this month. We hope that many people will get knowledges about Brom. and join the club. Brom. lovers would increase to a large number that we can set up a Thai bromeliad society.

Cheers
Yong

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 3:13AM
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devo_2006

Usually itÂs my kids upstaging meÂbut in this case IÂm happy itÂs a brom, especially a first-rate one like Philip Foster!

It really was a fantastic day, and the garden was perfectly presented, showing off an extensive collection of broms, which are all displayed in the skillfully landscaped grounds. It was encouraging to see that these amazing plants continue to generate such a high level of interest & fascination. There was a great range of broms available for sale, plants were being purchased by the box load, and some very good prices were paid for the 18 or so plants sold in the auctionÂspeaking of whichÂI did notice that most of the auction plants were in fact neoÂs

Yong, I wish you all the best with your new bromeliad club, IÂm sure that with your enthusiasm & knowledge, the club will do very well.

Cheers, -Andrew.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 4:45AM
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avane_gw

Thanks for showing us, John & Agatha!

I also droool over Philip Foster! And I second Yong for some more pictures. Do you have the names of the auction plants? I am interested to know what is that green one with the large red tips, looks like plant nr 13.

Andrew, and even if the plant upstaged you, I will always remember you for showing the first Philip Foster I ever saw! I would have loved to attend your workshop.

Japie

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 2:05PM
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jaga

Hi all- as requested some more pics- we did not get too many shots of the garden as we had already shown that last year. Will try to find out about that plant for you Japie.

More on auction plants.

Neo Gold Lotto

Neo Blushing Tiger- the most hotly contested for plant!

A nice White tasman

A nice clump of N. Annicks

Another one of Phillip Foster with a Heiroglyphica in the foreground

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 4:39PM
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bromadams(10b)

Those Annicks look a lot like Dongers.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2008 at 11:16PM
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neomea

Devo: I am really upset that you can grow heiroglyphica in what looks to be a lot of sun!!! Here they wouldnt last very long...

Thanks for the additional pics...

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 2:57AM
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splinter1804

Hi Jaga - Thanks for the pics. How much did the Tasman hybrid go for?
Sorry I couldn't come over and bid for it but I would have quite happily settled for Neo Gold Lotto as second place.

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 1:51PM
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jaga

Hi Japie, the Neo in queation is Camelot. Young, best of luck with the brom club- judging by your shows it should be a great success. We have brought a few Kiwi Vrieseas to Malaysia (Agatha's family home) & will update on how they turn out.

Here's a promising new Vriesea we got from broms in the park - it's the V. Vistarella, a cross between Vista & Marcella created by Peter Coyle from Totara Waters.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 3:44PM
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jaga

Here's another example of a Vr 'Philip Foster red' for every one to enjoy.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 9:30PM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

Oooooh!.....

Philip Foster....the man of my dreams!

Lustfully,
K xx

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 9:41PM
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brom_phil

dam i want the Vriesea Phillip Foster it has my name in it so it has to be good

    Bookmark   November 27, 2008 at 6:56AM
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