Tuesday, 21 September 2021

You can never have too many plants!

 During winter we had one really heavy frost which damaged a lot of our bromeliads growing under the pecan nut tree. Unfortunately they had no protection as the leaves had all fallen off but normally we don't have any issues at all with frost. Seeing as the Bromeliad and Succulent Show was on at the weekend we headed there to buy some new broms to replace those we had lost although most of them will eventually recover by the looks of them. As I always seem to lose the labels on plants I will write the names down now for future reference when that happens. 


Lorena Lector
The bromeliad in the above photo looks nothing like the one in the link so hopefully somebody didn't put the label in the wrong plant. 


Spotty Cats Pajamas


Pink Bilbergia Deliciousa


We arrived at the venue before 8am which was the starting time and there was already a line-up at the door. It is a very popular show so if you intend to go along next year it is a good idea to arrive early.


Callisia Repens Pink Lady

This plant was very popular at a few shows and is one that I hadn't seen before. It is a very pretty plant.


Portulaca Variegated Sunjewels

We also got up early the next day and headed just out of town to the Bunker's Hill Succulent Fest. I had always wanted to see what this event was like and it was absolutely huge. Once again we arrived before the starting time of 8am and it was already busy. It was mostly an outdoor event so if you plan to visit in the future remember to take your hat with you. 




There was such a variety of succulents and other plants there and it is well worth a visit. 




I always love the quirky displays :-)



We exercised great control and only bought the Portulaca Veriegated Sunjewels  as it didn't look like any portulaca I had seen before. 

So that was enough plant buying for us during the Carnival. We didn't visit many venues as thousands of visitors were expected so I usually avoid those places each year and just stick to one or two flower shows and leave the rest to the tourists. The weather has been beautiful up until today which has turned cold and windy due to a cold front coming up from the south. It won't last long though and I hope the many visitors to our city enjoy themselves as many would have come out of the previously lockdowned areas near Brisbane. 

Have a great week everyone!






10 comments:

  1. Oh I loved the typewriter with the plants....I was in the top of my typewriting class...most favourite class at High School. We used to do our exercises to music and then in those days you had the handle to push the carriage back to the left hand side of the paper. Oh the good old days.....Have a good week.

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    1. Kathy, I remember those days well.At school we had to touch type at a good speed. How times have changed.

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  2. I love the quirky displays too, Chel. So many different things to plant into. I had a really lovely bromeliad garden growing until a brush turkey pretty much shredded them all when scratching up mulch for a nest it was trying to build.

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    1. Meg, thankfully we don't have brush turkeys here as I have heard they do so much damage.

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  3. I love how avid gardeners use so many interesting items as their planters, always inspiring. I wonder what I have stashed away that I can use.It's really surprisingly windy and cold here today as well, so I can imagine it's freezing in Toowoomba. Great post, and you can never have too many plants.

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    1. Pauline, it was absolutely freezing here yesterday with the cold wind blowing. The sun is out today so things are warming up once again. Thank goodness.

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  4. That typewriter! So clever! We attended a Bromeliad show a few years ago, and were astounded to see some specimens labelled at $1,000+. Goodness! Mimi xxx

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    1. Mimi, goodness me. I thought the $25 my hubby paid for one of the broms was a bit steep ­čś│

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  5. What a lovely selection you chose. I love that first bromeliad with the white leaves, edged with green. Never seen that before. Yes I also was very proud of my typing - used to type 40 words a minute! with no mistakes! You had to press so hard on those typewriters - the first time I used an electric typewriter I had to get used to pressing softly otherwise you had an entire line of one letter!

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    1. Yes I can remember learning how to type back in the 1960s. We certainly had to press hard on those old typewriter keys.

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