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Feb 10, 2011 7:39 PM CST
|started today, Febr 10. at Dearborn Market/ Holmdel NJ, and it is ongoing to Sunday the 13. |
We spent a few hours today at this beautiful bright glass enclosure looking at vendor tables and enjoying the show. The judges were still at work picking out plants and placing ribbons. The exhibits were not yet labeled either.
I took a few pictures, hope you enjoy!
and a look at the vendor section
Feb 10, 2011 8:49 PM CST
|Oh oh oh!!!!!!!!|
Feb 10, 2011 9:11 PM CST
|OMG! Beautiful, Ursula! Around here, we no longer have real shows, with displays. We have two orchid shows per year in Orange County, and they are basically just vendors, in cramped courtyards or crowded malls. At the one just past, I never even found the area for judging. San Diego has a decent show, but not a great venue, and I've yet to travel to Santa Barbara, which is supposed to be good. We do have the "Spring Garden Show" in April, that has nice displays on the ground level, and venders on 2 &3, where the local orchid growers all have their booths, but no Orchid displays.|
Thank you for the great photos of all that eye candy!
Feb 10, 2011 9:20 PM CST
You are welcome!! It was/is certainly colorful. I always look forwards to this Show.
And as the sun warmed up the greenhouse, it started to smell really nice, several vendors had placed very large plants of Dendrobium kingianum into their exhibits!
Feb 10, 2011 10:01 PM CST
|Absolutely great show!! I had long conversations but I need to go to bed and get up at 5:30 so no comments now. |
I find that the huge shows are over the top for me. This has that creative, but not Martha Stewart creative, look. I'll be at 2 shows in a row like this one. NH this weekend and Amherst (smaller show) end of the month, that have great displays. You've started my juices flowing....
New Windsor, NY (Zone 6b)
Feb 11, 2011 5:07 PM CST
|Thanks for the pics, Ursula. I'll be going tomorrow, hopefully you left some plants for others to buy.|
Feb 11, 2011 5:23 PM CST
|Bill, you will surely enjoy it. And - the exhibits will be labeled then, which is nice! The vendors had lots of pretty stuff, I would have liked to buy it all, but my car is too small.... :biggrin:|
Feb 12, 2011 2:57 PM CST
|Incredible Ursula! Looking at your photos, it doesn't seem crowded (with people anyway!) and you were|
able to get some really pretty pictures of all those amazing flowers! I think seeing that many plants available
for purchase would be very frustrating...I'de want soooo many of them!
Thanks for sharing this!
Feb 12, 2011 5:08 PM CST
|Lindsey, I always go early on the first day of the show if at all possible. It was a lot livelier by afternoon as we left.|
And I am sure the place is much more populated today.
New Windsor, NY (Zone 6b)
Feb 12, 2011 5:38 PM CST
|It was fairly crowded at lunchtime when I was there today. There were some beautiful diplays there. One could really develop a bad case of Orchid Envy. |
Here are some more pics.
This is Ham. Golden Harry. Very large flowers compared to the one I have. At least 1/2 again as big. See what good culture can do?
Some Madsdies from J & L display.
And some bulldogs from Piping Rock's display. These guys were gigantic, probably 6-7 inches across.
Hope you enjoyed the visit!
Feb 12, 2011 6:40 PM CST
|Bill, those are great! Thanks for posting. An amazing show. Gosh how many spikes on that Cym???|
Bulldogs is perfect!!! Where's Bree? She's gonna love those last ones!
Wonderful Den. kingianum, too. I think I have to find a better place for mine. I hardly have any flowers this year.
New Windsor, NY (Zone 6b)
Feb 12, 2011 6:51 PM CST
|Kathy, You wouldn't believe the size of some of the cym's that were on display. I don't know where people find the room to grow them. This show always has a lot of them and they are always perfectly groomed.|
Feb 12, 2011 7:48 PM CST
|Bill, beautiful pic selection! |
I loved the Piping Rock display too, I was very tempted to replace my old Paph Winston Churchill ( Bulldog) which I had lost a couple of years after growing it for many years. And those humongous Den kings are something else, aren't they?
Looks like you had a good time too!
Feb 12, 2011 7:54 PM CST
|Cyms-I know that they can be huge. Maybe they grow in a corner of the greenhouse. That's where I've seen plant monsters before. BTW, I just won yet another ensifolium on ebay.|
Feb 12, 2011 7:59 PM CST
|"grow in a corner of the greenhouse" |
giggle and then
I used to keep a couple Cyms on our glass corridor at work years ago. No problem with size there and they flowered beautifully, just the right temp to initiate spikes.
And - you will do well with your new ensifolium!
Feb 12, 2011 8:02 PM CST
|Thinking of David's and Bill's GH. I was serious but I don't mind you having that belly laugh!!|
Nixon in China was intense! The music is amazing. Both rhythm and chording.
Feb 12, 2011 8:06 PM CST
|I understand. It's just, I have been fighting for years now to make room for these monsters at home.|
Feb 12, 2011 9:57 PM CST
|I know what you mean!!! I try to only buy smaller ones.|