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The new arrivals as promised

Posted by gonzer Calzone 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 2, 08 at 18:42

These creations of Lisa are going to be great when they grow up. I'm partial to "Pipeline" since my background is surfing. Below them are 3 Vriesea hybrids that Rancho Soledad Nursery created that I picked up for a song, no names as yet.

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LOL Purple cow??? how did that pop in the pictures
I like them all


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Nice haul Gonzor- especially love the names for Lisa's creations! When's Holy Cow coming out?
Well done on the vriseas, thanks for sharing the pictures.


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Yeah, alright.... mock if you must, but YOU try coming up with some good names! I needed a word to go with purple, and rain, haze, passion, etc. had all been used. I could have called it Purple People Eater, so count your blessings. :-p

Gonzer, most of those appear to be showing the effects of winter, i.e. not much coloration and kinda stretched out. If you grow them fairly hard they will get better, I promise you. Meanwhile, dibs on the first pup from that last Vriesea!

Here is a link that might be useful: Purple cow


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The Vrieseas are spectacular - you should be very proud of yourself :-)


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Wow, Lisa - whether by intention or coincidence you managed to "quote" the "Purple Cow" of this poem by naming a Bromeliad "Purple Cow," I would say that makes you exempt from all mockery - very impressive (as well as safe - Gelett Burgess can no longer "kill you if you quote it!")

Gelett Burgess might continue to serve you well as a source of inspiration for names - apparently he holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for his list of words for "drunken", and he also invented to word "blurb" (Wikipedia).


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I meant, "invented THE word blurb"


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Very nice Gonzer! I particularly like Hula Auwana and Pipeline. I am sure they will colour up very nicely for you! I still have a problem getting bills to look their nicest, but one of these days when I get the hang of it, I want to get that whole lot of Lisa's surfing ones!


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Thanks, treehaus!

Hmmm.......... Billbergia 'Blurb' has possibilities, no? ;-)


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Billbergia "Jaws", could that be an inspiration too Lisa?
Big, gnarly, over-the-top, simply the biggest!


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With the barbs some broms have, I think Purple People Eater would be an appropriate name!


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watch out all you 'purple people' LOL


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I think Billbergia 'Blurb' would be great!


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Blurb does have a certain alliterative charm, I have to admit. Or how about Billbergia Bulbul or Baobab?

Bubblebath, Bobblehead, Babbling Brook, Blubberbutt, Bilbo Baggins, Badger Badger Badger............ hey, look out, I'm on a roll!


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Lisa, you can always use characters and phrases from books. How about starting a Charles Dickens series. Billbergia 'Bob Cratchit' and Neo 'Bah Humbug' maybe Aechmea 'Oliver Twist'. You can't beat the classics.


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I like 'Bilbo Baggins'... hmm...

'Smaug', or 'Gollum' could be fun. A properly pale and green Brom could pass as 'Gollum'.


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How about a cow series?

Holy cow, Cowabunga, Cow and chicken, Cow tipper, Sacred cow, Cash cow....


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'Cash Cow', now that's what I've been looking for.....


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We must not forget Cow pie, Cow chip, and Cow Pattie


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As a matter of fact I've got some culls I'd like to call Cow Pie.

And don't forget More Cowbell (for all you Chris Walken fans).


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Who knew? I stopped watch SNL around season six. I had better things to do on Saturday Nights then. Still, good name for a Brom.

""More cowbell" is an American pop culture catch phrase originally derived from an April 8, 2000 Saturday Night Live comedy sketch about the recording of the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue yster Cult. The sketch featured guest host Christopher Walken as music producer Bruce Dickinson and Will Ferrell as fictional cowbell player Gene Frenkle. In the television special Saturday Night Live: 101 Most Unforgettable Moments, this sketch is moment number five."


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It seems to be nearly impossible to find a good quality video of that sketch in its entirety, but for those of you who don't know what we're talking about, this is the best I could do:

Here is a link that might be useful: More cowbell!


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Cow poke, cow puncher, Lil dogies, Whoopee ti yi yo!!!


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Thanks for a good laugh everyone! And now I understand the reference to More Cowbell - guffaw!!

Silly Ol' Moo, Bovine Delight, Udder-full, Veal Appeal, Milkshake, CO 2 Depleter, Beefsteak (oh, already have that one!), Cowboy's Dream, Russell Cow........


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And Cowboys Nightmare


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I think Simon Cow would work better than Russell.

The Hawaiian word for cowboy is Paniolo, so I guess that brings us full circle (sort of)!

Speaking of other Bill names (Merrie Monarch, Kumu Hula, Miss Aloha Hula, Hula Kahiko, Hula Auwana), the 2008 Merrie Monarch Festival just wound up last night. Check the link for photos, videos, and other information about this major cultural event here in the islands:

Here is a link that might be useful: 2008 Merrie Monarch coverage


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Hi Guys

Lisa the pic of Bill "pipeline" on your website is a lovely white plant, Gonzers plant that is labelled as "pipeline" looks to be a completly different....any ideas?

Cheers

Neomea


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Neomea, look at the picture of Bill Pipeline on FCBS and look at the older leaves of the plant - exactly like those of Gonzer's plant. I am sure his is still a very young plant.

Japie

Here is a link that might be useful: Bill Pipeline


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It's the same plant, Neomea. As Japie says, it doesn't take on the full white markings until near maturity, but it could also be the result of winter weather and/or fertilization. When I visited Michael's in November it was hard to recognize some of the things I had sent him earlier in the year because they had been fairly heavily fertilized and lost color. He has to do this initially to boost production, but they will outgrow it. Gonzer grows his Bills hard, so I'm sure all of those above will improve in appearance over time.


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thanks japie and lisa. Thats clears it up. I have recieved a few bills from michael, now that i know he has pipeline it will be in my next order


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