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May 9, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Hope y'all will come!

Free & Open to the public
May 15-17
Friday: setup day (vendors open ~12-5)
Saturday: Exhibit (after judging is completed) & Sales 9-5
Sunday: Exhibit & Sales 11-4

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road

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May 9, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I see everything but the date. Of course, I am practically blind so it may be right in front of my nose. Sighing!

I have been invited for a private guided tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens on Friday, May 22. The Gardens director says they are even going to open up the orchid greenhouses for me and that I will see areas that are never open to the public. I might even talk the guide into selling me an orchid or two. Whistling I need to ask the director IF they sell any of their plants, those they have several of.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 9, 2015 3:14 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
It was in the subject line. I added to the thread.
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May 9, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Whoops, I told you I was blind. Sticking tongue out
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 15, 2015 7:06 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Not the best iPhone photos, but here is our exhibit. I think it turned out pretty well.

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May 15, 2015 7:39 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
That is simply awesome, Melissa. Hurray! You put in an awful lot of work on this display.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 16, 2015 4:49 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
Terrific display, Melissa! I love your use of the red combine. Best of luck for judging.

Jim
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May 16, 2015 5:10 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Beautiful display!! I love it!! Keeping fingers crossed for lots of ribbons of the appropriate color! Smiling
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May 16, 2015 5:50 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Shoot, I would be overjoyed for any color! Of course, I have never won a ribbon. Sighing!
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 16, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
Irises Orchids Region: Tennessee
Congradulation Melissa! This was a stunning display and the paddle wheel was perfecto! You have the befores above, here are some general ones but not the AOS winners because I was getting to tired and had to go.
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May 16, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
What a nice show!

Jim
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May 16, 2015 8:02 PM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I agree
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May 16, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Hurray! Melissa.

Melissa, I will ship those two seedlings out Monday and you should get the box on Wednesday.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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May 16, 2015 10:29 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Thanks, y'all. Hubby took a bunch of photos and I will post some tomorrow if I'm not too tired. Everyone took home good ribbons! Our exhibit took 2nd. I have to say that it is very hard to beat Springfield (who took 1st). They have some of the most pristine and HUGE plants. Very impressive exhibit. I got to participate as a learner judge and I picked it to win as well.

I took four 1rst places, one 2nd place, and three 3rds. Hubby took two 2nds for the MBG.

None of my plants were mature enough to be considered for an AOS award, but many of them have potential.
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May 17, 2015 6:46 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Well done and well deserved, Melissa!

Jim
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May 17, 2015 6:48 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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That is a lot of Ribbons!! Congrats!!
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May 18, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
I also won my first Best of Class! Dendrobium farmeri. I have no picture because the blooms faded so fast, but you might be able to see it in the exhibit. It is tucked back on the right side on a big driftwood mount. Here are some photos!

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Vanda Motes Leprechaun 'Haiku Mint' awarded AM/AOS at the show 82 points. It was stunning and smelled like spicy cloves.
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May 18, 2015 8:11 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
Beautiful pictures to brighten my day. Thanks so much for posting, Melissa and congratulations for your Best of Class award! Thumbs up

Jim
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May 18, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Thanks, Jim!
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May 18, 2015 9:47 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Wonderful pictures, Melissa, thanks so much!! And yes, congrats on the Best of Class! I would be walking on cloud nine now. Thumbs up
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