November 9, 2014

Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show the day affter

The Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show and Sale had it's 30th annual  show and sale
at it's new venue at South Gate Community Center.

Not many people came to the Show or Sale. I think because it's a little off the beaten track and kind of hard to find.


I didn't take photos of all the plant but mostly the Succulent Bromeliads and the one that interested me.

Dyckia Arizona F2

Dyckia Nickel Silver

Dyckia Heaven and Hell  This is the only plant I put in the show

Dyckia fragrans

Dyckia Betty Garrison

Dyckia Arizona F2

Dyckia remotiflora

Dyckia snaggletooth F2 cv Pink Tooth

Dyckia snaggletooth F2

Dyckia snaggletooth F2

Deuterocohnia longipetala white

xNeophytum Cosmic Blast

xNeophytum Burgundy Hill

Orthophytum Warren Loose cv of gurkenii

Neoregelia pendula var. brevifolia

Hechtia lanata female


Pitcairnia maidifolia

Will add more later. 

October 21, 2014

Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show and Sale

The Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show and Sale  is coming up at Nov. 8 & 9
Here is the schedule as I know it.

Presents its

new venue:

South Gate Community Center
3145 Southgate Cir.

Nov. 6, Staging and set up  8am - 10pm

        Entering bromeliads and bromeliad-related art for judging 

        9:00 AM to 6:00 PM*

       Setup for plant sales and accepting plants for sales,
      10:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Nov. 7   Final, pre-approved entries for judging,

       9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

         Plant  sales open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Judging, 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM (or until judging is completed)
        Setup of head table, following judging
Nov. 8 
     Show and sale 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
     Banquet, cocktails 6:30 PM; dinner 7:15 PM (approximate)
    Auction following banquet
Nov. 9,
      Show and sale 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Disassembly and removal of show and sale,
     4:00 PM until finished


If you are in the area stop in and take a look.

Some photo's from passed Shows.


Auction time - lets bid
Auction is the best part

Checking in the auction plants



October 9, 2014


Huernia macrocarpa

Huernia macrocarpa

Caralluma schweinfurthii 
Caralluma schweinfurthii 
 In the ground
Caralluma schweinfurthii 
 In flower
Caralluma ? I have had this plant for years and had not seen it flower

Stapelia grandiflora
 Stapelia leendertziae not in flower at this time so I didn't take a photo. The plant looks like Stapelia grandiflora when not in flower.


October 1, 2014

Crown of Thorns

Euphorbia milii splendens comes in many froms and colors.

With all the hybrids around you can find all kinds of colors and color combinations as long as it is red, yellow, white or a shades or one of them.
Their are big and small forms as well.

 A easy to grow plant that can take full sun.
 Blooms freely most of the year

This is a Thai Hybrid with large flowers

 It is a  Euphorbia so the sap is poisonous, it can irritates the skin, and can cause temporary blindness if it goes in the eyes.