Orchids forum: Selby Gardens

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 29, 2016 5:20 PM CST
I'm thinking Lindsey, Patty and Elaine may add to this thread. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota is a treasure. Here are a few pics from my last visit:

This is the Bromeliad I took a photo of so I could look for it at Tropiflora. It's called Aechmea chantinii 'Samurai'
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How about this for a pitcher plant?
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The big blooming Amorph that everyone was looking at. Thankfully, it was not in full stink at the time we were there.
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Lots of bonsai plants on display:
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The Rainbow Eucalyptus is quite impressive. I secretly want one.
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A very slow grower from Afganistan, the Nannorrhops ritchieana or Mazari palm is a very slow grower. This is the largest one I have seen.
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I'll post more later.

Jim








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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 29, 2016 8:27 PM CST
So great to see a familiar place through somebody else's eyes (or camera). I'd never noticed the Rainbow Eucalyptus or that beautiful palm even though I'm sure I've stood beside it every time I've visited Selby. I love the view from the point out there under the Bo tree.
Elaine

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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jul 29, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Jim, you NEED a Rainbow eucalyptus. I saw a massive specimen in Carol Noel's garden years ago and have not so secretly drooled over the idea of living someplace where they could grow ever since. The battery on my camera died before I could get a picture of that awesome tree.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 29, 2016 9:55 PM CST
We saw this one at the botanical garden in Grand Cayman. It's pretty big, too. Maybe 18in. diameter trunk, and that was 4 years ago. They are SO pretty.
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Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 30, 2016 7:36 AM CST

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What a beautiful thread! Jim, I can see why you are smitten with that gorgeous Bromeliad!!
The Amorphophallus titanum is also blooming right now at New York Botanical Garden. We saw it in August 2006 at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, it was impressive and the major stench was already pretty much done at our visit.
Such pretty colors on the Rainbow Eucalyptus!
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jul 30, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Here's a few more pictures from our orchid club outing..

Thumb of 2016-07-30/sugarcane/50d8d6the biggest Hoya bloom I've ever seen..each flower was about the size of a silver dollar!



Thumb of 2016-07-30/sugarcane/1bee46I'm not a huge fan of pitcher plants, but this one was pretty cool



Thumb of 2016-07-30/sugarcane/2a3373 I loved the texture on this leaf stem


Thumb of 2016-07-30/sugarcane/cd4756 the garden enjoys refreshing (sort of ) breezes from the bay



Thumb of 2016-07-30/sugarcane/68cb94 I liked this waterless fountain



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Thumb of 2016-07-30/sugarcane/07ef5a incredible roots on this big boy!



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lindsey
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 30, 2016 8:29 AM CST

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Beautiful and tranquil! Lovey dubby
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jul 30, 2016 8:51 AM CST
Years ago I visited Selby on Good Friday. Lots of kids were out of school and visiting grandma and grandpa in Florida for spring break. Although there were children everywhere I could not get over how quiet it was. The children seemed mesmerized by the tranquility. No one was running around or yelling like you would expect of children in a park like setting. There is definitly something magical about that place.

Selby and Chanticleer are my all time favorite gardens.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 30, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Here are a couple more pictures of the garden.

Spindle palms
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The famous clock vine in the hot house:
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Dendrobium Sunny Side Up:
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Another fancy Bromeliad bloom
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I wonder how much this old Cycad from Madagascar is worth? It is Cycas thouarsii.
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I don't know what this small tree is called but the leaves are really cool. I need it whatever it is.
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How about this Bromeliad?
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Is this a garden or what?

Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 30, 2016 5:28 PM CST

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Yes, it is!! And it keeps going!!! Lovey dubby
Jim, you put a name to a plant I saw growing over the Mariposario entrance in Mindo/Ecuador. Thumbs up Nobody there had a name for it. Thunbergia mysorensis!
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jul 30, 2016 5:28 PM CST
All I can say about that bromeliad is WOW.

This is a Selby billbergia photo from several years ago. Sadly it was not labeled and the staff had no records on it.
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Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jul 30, 2016 5:40 PM CST
Wow! That Quesnelia is amazing! I can't see in the picture what is supporting it, but I'll bet it's heavy.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 30, 2016 7:24 PM CST
I took a picture of this guy because he reminded me of the one Ursula has with the plant on his head.
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Jim
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jul 30, 2016 7:26 PM CST

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Now he is really cool!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 30, 2016 7:32 PM CST
I knew you would like him. nodding

Jim

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