5 million visitors and counting

Okay so it’s taken me awhile to fill you in on my visit to the Taipei International Flora Expo.  Apologies for the delay but ever since returning from Taiwan it’s been go go go!  Anyway read on to learn more about what’s been entertaining over 5 million people since November 2010 and kept me pretty happy for several days. 

  

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Garden Shows Anyone?

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).

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August 25, 2010 | Posted in: Garden Shows | Comments Closed

Visiting Open Gardens

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…

Bondi garden designed by Brendan Moar

Bondi garden designed by Brendan Moar

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Bromeliad Bonanza!

Tillandsia bergeri

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.

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