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Another local plant show - 2009

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Just for starters

Will post more pictures later or tomorrow.

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Gbarce

Well there is nothing good on TV and its still an hour to go before Letterman starts so lets post some pictures.

THese first sets of Pictures are the of the exhibits - general shots first then shots focusing on the plants later.

I'll group the ones on the commercial areas towards the end.

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Gbarce

THis one utilized a lot of Bromeliads - neoregelias mostly.

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same exhibit - different angle. Just wanted to show the palm in the back

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How many variegated plants do you see??

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This must be by the Succulent Society

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and this one must be by the Fern Society

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THere was even an exhibit showcasing Mushroom Production --- so what is this one the Fungus Society?? :mrlooney:

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THis exhibit featured commercially grown potted flowering plants. THese may be ordinary to you folks over in the States and Europe but these are 'exotics' over here. :blink::lol::huh:

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The 'Flora Filipina' was organized by the Philippine Orchid Society and invited the smaller societies to join in so there were a lot of exhibits featuring orchids.

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Gbarce

Ok this one doesn't.

THat's it for now. Letterman awaits. More tomorrow or whenever time permits.

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I went through the chore of resizeing all the pictures so posting should be faster now.

This is the backdrop of the plant show so all teh details about it should be there

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Ok lets do this by booth. THis one specialized in variegated plants.

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At the center of the display was this large tree fern. I first noticed the medallions and only then did I realise that it was variegated!!

The beauty is in the details-- check out those leaflets

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Looks like a variegated Macaranga grandifolia

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Can anyone ID this tree? Kinda looks like a coffee tree/plant to me.

Again it's variegated but the leaves look cool to begin with.

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Another variegated tree. Can anyone ID??

And a variegated yucca

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Another variegated Macaranga grandifolia. More variegation on this one.

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2 variegated palms in this picture. The smaller one I think is a Calamus of some sort

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Any one have an idea of what the larger palm is?

Trunk and petioles have lots of thorns.

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Parting shot on that variegated palm

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Mutant ferns on display

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Joey Altifrons-- nice large specimen. This is about as big as it gets for us over here - so far. I gues its relatively new.

Placyterium Elephantiosis - One of my favorite staghorn ferns

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Bromeliads-- Neoregelias. Coloreds (flamingo series) and Greens (concentrica hybrid).

Another exhibit featured perfectly grown examples of these plants. More on that later.

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An arts fartsy exhibit--so I took some artsy fartsy shots too. Just getting to know the abilities of the Nikon a little better. Please indulge me.

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Ornamental cabbage--What's the common name for these 'exotics' ?

It was a cloudy day so the lighting was on the gloomy dull side.

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Mums

Thats it for now I am beat

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Ok, Gene, you're torturing me with all those perfect orchid and bromeliad displays! Looks to me like you have mastered your Nikon! :)

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Gbarce

Kim - so you like Bromeliads and Orchids - then you are in for a treat. I have lots of pictures of those. I will also go back on a day when there is actually some sun. The show runs until the monday after next weekend so there is still time.

One thing I notice about these shows is that palms are very under represented. You onlt see one or two added as an accecnt but nt the main feature.

More later.

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Ok Kim these ones are for you - the exhibit with a lot of Bromeliads. Neoregelias mostly

Crotons blend in well with the wild colors of the Neos.

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I went around twice to take photographs - before teh rain and during.

The ones taken during the rain came out better. The lighting was poor but at least the water brought out and deepened the colors of the plants. Usually a thin film of dust settles on the leaves of Neoregelias and makes the colors muted. People who display these for shows typically wipe each leaf with a wet rag to sort of polish them and bring out the color

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the colors just look unnatural.

these are typically 2 to 3 feet across and they basically keep the color year round - the whole plant looks like a bloom

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