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Broms in the Park 2008

Posted by jaga (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 9, 08 at 16:56

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
auction plants1

Close up of a V Tasman Hybrid being auctioned
auction plant

A popular workshop on hybridising being run by Devo

A stunning Vriesea Phillip Foster in the garden
V. Phillip Foster

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

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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!...


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  • Posted by hanwc Malaysia (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 9, 08 at 18:54

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?

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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.

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I drooled on Phillip Poster

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Allo!!!! Those Vriesia are beaut!

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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.


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Usually its my kids upstaging mebut in this case Im happy its 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 auctionspeaking of whichI did notice that most of the auction plants were in fact neos Free Smileys & Emoticons at Clipart

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

Cheers, -Andrew.

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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.


RE: More pics

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
N. gold lotto

Neo Blushing Tiger- the most hotly contested for plant!
N. Blushing Tiger

A nice White tasman
V. Tasman Hybrid
A nice clump of N. Annicks
N. Annick

Another one of Phillip Foster with a Heiroglyphica in the foreground
Garden again

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Those Annicks look a lot like Dongers.

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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...

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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.

RE: Broms name

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.
V. Vistarella

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


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

K xx

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

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