This weekend I’ll be at the Brisbane Gardening Expo and would love to see you. I’ll be appearing on the Ask It, Solve It stage Friday and Saturday at 11.20am. See you there!
In three days time I will be heading to Taiwan to enjoy the Taipei International Flora Expo. It’s been open since November 2010 and finishes up 25 April 2011. Already 4.7 million people have visited the site spread out over 92 hectares and 14 Pavillons!
It’s that time of year – Spring is in the air and the garden shows are ramping up. Recently I went to the Gardening Australia Expo in Sydney and got to see plenty of interesting things, like this beautiful desert rose (Adenium obesum hybrid).
The Australian Open Gardens scheme is a fantastic system which sees over 600 gardens opened to the public around the nation. Recently I’ve been making an effort to go and see some each weekend. Following are pictures from two of my favourites…
I’m just back from the Spring Show of the Bromeliad Society of NSW (www.bromsocnsw.org.au) and as expected I’ve been bitten by the bromeliad bug again. Whilst enviously eyeing off the prizewinning Tillandsia tectorum and T. duratii I had to contend myself with purchasing less exotic tillandsia types as the others had already all sold. I never seem to learn when it comes to these flower society shows. You need to be there on the first day jostling for pole position before it opens if you want to buy any of the unusual varieties. Honestly its more competitive than the post-Christmas sales.