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Aroids: VIII Annual Aroid Show and Sale at Fairchild

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 20, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #7084980

I went to the 8th annual aroid show and sale at Fairchild Gardens yesterday and I was in heaven! First of all, I haven't been to fairchild gardens since I was a baby so basically it was like visiting for the first time. Second, I should have taken more cash!!!! ha ha ha. I loaded up on all sorts of beautiful aroids. It was simply amazing.

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 20, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #7084988

A view of the Member's Tables... That's me checking out every last plant!

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7085474

oh wow I wish...I now have 3 one from a trade and 2 I had to get mail order because no one in our area sells them
seray53

September 21, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7085844

Love your pictures Dan!! Was there a big crowd? Speakers? Tell us all about it! Did you meet more DGers?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7085862

Over the past two months I have bought 8 varieties locally here in Peoria dirt cheap as the nurseries were wanting to get rid of them. I paid $1.00 for a small Hilo Beauty with 6 babies, $2.50 for Black Stem with tons of babies. $5.00 for Illustrus with tons of babies. $7.50 each for Black Magic with 6 babies & Odora with over 12 babies. Stingray was about $7.00 with about 6 babies. Trinawitch, Hoerrs Nursery has a few varieties left including Stingray, Odora and one or two others. Sheridan Nursery on Sheridan Rd. has some Blackstem left. You can get African Mask and Black Magic at Lowes in East Peoria.
seray53

September 21, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #7085946

Nice Bargains!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #7085988

I have black magic in fact Seray I will be sending yours out tomorrow...sorry I was sick and didn't get to it faster...I received yours yesterday
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7085993

I will have to make a trip over to peoria then...but trying to sneak another plant in right now...hhhmmm
seray53

September 21, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #7086007

Glad you got it Trina. I knew you were sick no hurry. :) Hope it traveled ok.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #7086033

perfectly...until it got here and one of my kids moved it too close to the coffee pot...one leaf got a little toasted but it will survive

I'm cheating and reusing your box...the one I'm sending you is just a little larger...some of the leaves are green because it wasn't getting quite enough sun where I had it sitting
seray53

September 21, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7086038

I'll be watching for it. :)
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2009
1:51 AM

Post #7086045

I know everyone probably thinks I'm silly for growing them in the house but I just love the different color foliage
seray53

September 21, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7086060

What kind of Amorphs did you see there Dan? Anything unusual?
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2009
1:58 AM

Post #7086067

night everybody...thanks for the info about the nurseries over in peoria Franknjim. I will definately have to go check that out
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #7086070

I will be growing all of mine and their babies in the house over winter. It will take a lot of room! Illustrus had about 100 bulbs in the pot along with all of the babies. Blackstem had a ton of bulbs in it too.

Trinawitch, If you already have100 plants in the house, who will notice 101? 102? or 103? You can always say it was an internet trade!
seray53

September 21, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #7086074

Nite Trina. Hope you feel better!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 21, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #7086228

Seray... My family and I traveled down that way early yesterday morning. I didn't see many people to tell you the truth. I didn't hear any speakers either. They may have shared some words while I was out enjoying the gardens. I did meet Brian Williams who brought some of his colocasias to the show but other than that, I am not sure if there were any DG'ers there. There was a booth set up with lots of different Amorphs. but i had never heard of any of them. I was mainly looking for the Titanum but I didn't find any for sale. I guess the majority of plants on sale seemed to be Philos. and Anthuriums. I made sure to load up though! ha ha ha.
seray53

September 21, 2009
3:20 AM

Post #7086291

Sounds like you had a good time. Show us some of your finds.

RachelLF

RachelLF

September 21, 2009
3:29 AM

Post #7086306

I would enjoy viewing more picture's as well DanKistner or anyone else that was there from this show.

Rachel
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 21, 2009
11:55 AM

Post #7086867

I will have to take some pictures when I get home from work today. After driving 5 hours home i didn't feel like doing much yesterday!
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 21, 2009
1:35 PM

Post #7087128

I was there Saturday morning till noon and Sunday afternoon till it was over, plus I attended the banquet Saturday evening. Brian Williams came by my place on Friday afternoon, after I dropped off some of my plants at the show for awards competition. But I won't be able to post pics until Tuesday at the earliest - patience pays!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 21, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #7087137

Yeah I didn't get there till about noon on saturday so I must have just missed you. Too bad maybe some day. That 5 hour drive made it a bit hard to get there any sooner. It was nice to see the gardens although while my father and I enjoyed the plants... My mother and my wife were more interested in the gift shop ha ha ha.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 21, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #7087173

I picked up a few things. I got a large specimen of the Alocasia Lauterbachiana, I bought an Anthurium 'Red Queen' for my wife, I picked up a Colocasia Gigantea from Brian Williams. I also grabbed a Philodendron Goeldii. I got an Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly' for my mom she thought that was cool and I picked up some "new" Philodendron Xanadu called "buss" or "boos" or something like that I forgot. I would have picked up more if we didn't have 4 people and luggage to compete with the space in our vehicle. I will take pictures tonight if I remember, I have the memory of a gold fish.

This message was edited Sep 21, 2009 3:01 PM
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #7087244

I saw some photos an Aroid Society member took, LariAnn, it looked like you cleaned up in the awards division!
(The photo I saw showed LariAnn trying hanging on to these 2 giant crystal awards with a huge grin on her face)
Sure hope you didn't drop them!

The plants all look so healthy and wonderful!
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 21, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #7087262

Yep, but I didn't want to toot my own horn! Best In Show and Most Unusual, plus a couple of first places and some second places. The awards are safe at home now, not broken!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 21, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #7087266

Hard work pays off!
seray53

September 21, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #7087581

Congratulations LariAnn!!! We'll watch for your post! Patiently. LOL
texasbigleaves
Dallas, TX

September 21, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #7087607

LariAnn, I'am sad i had to miss out on the show. Very glad you won the show! Lets have some pictures of your winning aroids. Jerry

RachelLF

RachelLF

September 22, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7089539

Congratulation's LariAnn!
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #7089634

Congratulations~ whoo hoo~
I'd like to see photos of all the awarded plants as well.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7089746

I wish I could have gone...but I'd leave broke and drooling all over the place

Congrats LariAnn
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #7089965

OK, here's a peek - my plant that won Most Unusual Aroid - Alocasia 'Pixie Teardrops', from a cross of A. odora and A. brisbanensis.

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
1:50 AM

Post #7089973

And here is my plant that took Best In Show - Philodendron 'Maharlika', an F2 selection from an original cross of P. bipinnatifidum (selloum) and P. stenolobum.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #7090000

oh wow those are awesome!...aaahhh someday I will have a neat collection, a little at a time, i will get there
seray53

September 22, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7090048

Very interesting LariAnn!!! I like the 'Maharlika'. How big will it get in the ground?
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2009
1:16 PM

Post #7091339

Wow, both very unusual plants. Thanks for sharing!
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #7091354

I have yet to see how large this plant will become, although I feel that it is near to blooming maturity now. The F1 parent is a very large plant, much larger than this one, but in the F2 seedlings, the characteristics of both original parents come out more. The P. stenolobum is a smaller growing plant, so Maharlika is likely to be an intermediate size between the largest and smallest.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #7091382

I'm drooling over them! Beautiful! and slightly envious
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #7091392

Yes very nice! I remember seeing your A. "Pixie Teardrops" it caught my eye pretty quick.
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
1:40 PM

Post #7091400

I had other plants in the show and have others I didn't enter in the show because I felt that at some point I would end up competing against myself. This way I'll have some plants I can spring on them for next year's competition! Oh, for the record, the F1 parent of the Maharlika also took a major award when I showed it many years ago.

Here's a link; scroll to the picture at the bottom of the page to see the F1 parent, Philodendron x willoum:

http://www.aroidiaresearch.org/willoum.htm

This message was edited Sep 22, 2009 9:45 AM
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #7091423

oh wow...i'd love one of those!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #7091430

I knew that pixie teardrops was yours because of that Air Pot thing. I remember you represented them.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #7091540

wow does anyone know where I can get some of these plants...I haven't seen anything like them at my local nursery
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #7091551

Many of the plants that were for sale at the Show are not available at regular, local nurseries. The plants I showed are not available anywhere yet! If there is a plant in particular you know you want, share what it/they is/are and I'll let you know if I can help you with it.

This message was edited Sep 23, 2009 10:31 AM
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #7091639

cool..I realy like the Philodendrons but I want some with more color...I have a very large green and white one and lots of babies..I thought I had a picture

I
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #7091732

and tiny ones are ok that way i get to watch them grow!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #7091883

it was not a smart Idea to go to plant files and look up philodendrons!...a cork tree is a philodendron...now I wouldn't mind one of those

but here are a few I'd like to have if you can help me locate some

P.erubescens "Pink Princess"
P. williamsii
P.davaidsonii
P. giant radiatum
P. brandtianum
P. melanochrysom (SP?)

they don't have to be large just some cutting s if anyone has any, I will pay for it and the shipping if needed
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
4:48 PM

Post #7092066

Trina, you have D-mail
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #7092286

Thank you! my heart leaf philo has now reached the bottom of the microwave and is making it's way to the counter so I either need to wrap them around something or take new starts

If I let it go any longer it gets in the way and the kids tear it up getting in and out

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 22, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #7092400

Actually, the tree they have listed is "phellodendron" and it is not a Philodendron at all. The only place where Philodendrons get to be truly tree-sized is on my imaginary planet of Aroidia (see link below)!

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/365/
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #7092541

OMG!!!! we are so much alike...except in my plant world I can grow climbing roses up my four poster bed with no thorns, and the ceilings are all covered with vining plants like jasmines, honeysuckles, passionflowers, and I have those tall cactuses with the arms standing as centries by the front door and the entry way is all tropicals with a giant aquarium!...I have serious plant issues!
bwilliams
Louisville, KY

September 22, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #7093549

It was a great show and it was good to see a lot of old friends as well as meeting new ones. I was one of the judges for the show plants and I put my two cents in on some of the new hybrids. Larianns work is amazing and wonderful it will me very interesting to see what she has in the next few seasons.


Here is a photo just out side of the doors to the show. With Enid from Natural Selections Me Julius Boos and Tom Croat.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7093687

ok really dumb question here...if I type bromelaids into plant files it gives me a whole list...if I type in agaves the same happens...but when I type in Aroids I get "No Matches Found" So what all falls under the category of aroids?
seray53

September 23, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7093733

Thanks for the photos BW. Always glad to see more! :)
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7093826

seray your black magic went out today hope you get it soon
seray53

September 23, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #7093881

Thanks Trina I'll watch for it and let you know. Can't wait. :)
bwilliams
Louisville, KY

September 23, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7093927

Aroid is the common name for plants in the Araceae family this would include Philodendrons peace lilies and just about anything called an elephant ear. It is a odd family of plants and their are many odd species that look very different but share the unique flower formation which includes a spadix and a spath.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7093930

sorry it took so long thanks for being understanding
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7093939

Thank you for that info! now I can start looking at something more than an ordinary Philodendron maybe!
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #7094364

Good photo, Brian. You all look the same as I remember. Julius looks so odd without his beard, but he looks good!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #7095432

Ok... Picture Time. I finally got some pictures of the plants I acquired at the Aroid Show.

Philodendron Goeldii

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #7095440

Anthurium 'Red Queen'

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #7095443

Philodendron Xanadu 'Boos'

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:08 PM

Post #7095452

Alocasia Lauterbachiana (Still Recovering From being cooped up in the back of a van for a couple of days)

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #7095457

Colocasia Gigantea (Courtesy of Brian Williams)

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seray53

September 23, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7095510

Thanks for showing us Dan! Nice selections! My favorites are the Alocasia and the Anthurium. The Goeldii reminds me of a spiral ginger. Probably just can't see the photo well enough. They are all very cool.

DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #7095541

Seray, the P. Goeldii looks more like a Typhonium Venosum if you could see it for yourself. The leaf is amazing.

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lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #7095551

Nice lauterbachiana. I had a hard time growing small plants of that.
(the other photos are pretty too!)
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #7095561

Here's a link if you want to see what P. goeldii looks like when it gets really large:

http://aroidiaresearch.org/pgoeldii.htm
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #7095564

Yes I saw that picture! When I was there at the gardens I heard the lady I purchased mine from talk about that one at the entrance but I missed it :(
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #7095569

Here is a picture of my wife and I enjoying the Amazonica Pool

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lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #7095584

AWWW!
And look, he's holding her hand, instead of reaching down to swipe a plant! LOL.

Just kidding! That's a really nice photo of the two of you, I'd frame that one.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #7095589

Thank you, she is my first priority!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #7095838

he probably swiped the plant before hand or afterwards! LOL
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #7095865

Not from Fairchild Gardens! They have like 100 payed staff and over 500 volunteers! That is passion. I bought my Aroids and that suppressed the urge!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #7095991

oh I'm doing a happy dance and I just received one of my trades
Happy Dance
Happy Dance
Shake your booty
sorry I just got an EE...Colocasia gigantea...woohoo new plant yes yes yes
and a friend just droped me off some meadow sage...doing the dance


sorry I get a little excited!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #7096019

Me too! I am excited for you! I just picked up a C. Gigantea from the show that Brian Williams brought down from Kentucky. I can wait to see how big it gets! I would shake my booty too but I lack the equipment! ha ha ha
seray53

September 23, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #7096123

OMG!!! No wonder you spent your money on the P. Goeldii. Is that fantasic or what! Thanks LariAnn for the vision of possibilities. LOL Your pictures are great Dan. I want the Amazonica pool in my back yard. You and your wife can come sit by it anytime. :)
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #7096143

I know! I need more land! I wonder if my wife would let me turn our swimming pool into a koi pond :)
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #7096195

Lol Dan! I traded one of my Black Magic pups for it...I know since I grow them in pots in the house It wont get to its full potential, at least not until I get the greenhouse finished...and I traded one for a colocasia Antiquorum illustrus...which was just delivered too...yeah!!!!!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
5:44 PM

Post #7096223

We just bought our first home (we had been renting it from her father) so now i can put in my first greenhouse. I am going to pick up a 10'x12' deal off of ebay so we will se how it works out for me.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #7096228

The illustrus is a beautiful plant... I do not have one of those in my collection YET! I have a good bit of the black magic which is also very beautiful.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #7096332

I'm slowly getting there...that makes 4 that I have...I have a green one I don't know the name of though
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #7096336

I have all kinds and I am not stopping! I have an addiction and DG is my "Support Group"
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #7096363

Whenever you are ready for something straight from Aroidia, just let me know. Here's a peek:

http://www.aroidiaresearch.org/aborng2.htm

Most of my work involves producing hardier giants with color and texture. I'm getting closer all the time . . .
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
6:18 PM

Post #7096371

yeah I'll take 1000 of those please...lol
I like that! It's awesome. daydreaming of where I can put one now!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #7096375

Oh i have seen your work! I love several things aroida has to offer. I am debating on a spot right now but eventually I would love to get the rainbow eucalyptus. I also plant to get some air-pots from you guys but I have to wait until the wife says i can spend more money ha ha ha. I have also been interested in that Rubodora you guys created, but like I said, my wonderful wife controls our money (for good reason!)
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #7096383

Yeah I bought a borneo giant from Brian Williams in June. It came in a 4" pot i think. It is now in a 15 or 20 gallon pot and I have already separated one baby from it!
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
6:30 PM

Post #7096421

I separate "babies" using a machete and shovel. My "babies" are already 6 feet tall when I separate them! You can't see it too easily in the picture but now my tallest plant has over 6 feet of clear trunk.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #7096439

I waited until mine was about a foot tall then removed it from it's mother. The funny thing is... I began my interest in plants only about a year ago if that! My father has been into horticulture his entire life which is why i feel i have distanced my self from it through my childhood. But now I love plants and can't seem to absorb enough information! I love tropical plants but most of all the Araceae Family is by far the most interesting to me!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #7096456

Large group of Alocasias at Fairchild Tropical Gardens.

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
6:40 PM

Post #7096478

You may find it hard to believe but I've been growing aroids for over 30 years. I do keep my time machine in good repair, however!
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
6:42 PM

Post #7096487

Those big Alocasias are labeled as "Alocasia sp." by FTG; I have one of them and I call it "Big Mac". It is very similar to the Borneo Giant, but with a few subtle differences. I went and crossed it with the Borneo Giant and some of the results were the huge Alocasias on display at the show. Redland Farms bought some seedlings from me and grew them on, then displayed them this year.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #7096489

Ha ha ha a botanist and a time/space Engineer awesome! In a way, I can't wait to see what 30 years of botanical knowledge will do for me and hopefully others!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #7096501

Before my family and I headed home on Sunday... We stopped by the redland fruit and spice park. It was pretty interesting to taste the different fruits! And I finally got to try my first dragon fruit! Wasn't life changing but I had always wondered what one tasted like.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #7096502

oh wow...I love them...I didn't know there were so many varieties...I will be having fun with plant files and my want list tonight that is for sure!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #7096508

I envy you guys in your warm climate
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #7096509

Trina, let me know if you add to your want list so I can see if either I have them or can get them.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #7096511

Ha ha ha. I am also loving the fact that for the past couple of hours the Aroid Forum has been at the top of the page!!! ha ha ha
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #7096516

That's where it should be, IMHO!
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:54 PM

Post #7096543

I know! They need a "Sticky" so that it stays up there! The majority of my plant collection are aroids. And the percentage is only getting larger.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #7096557

I agree.- it does need to stay at the top! Congrats Lariann on your wins ! Would love to make a trip to Florida someday to take advantage of some of those type sales. (those of you interested in what Lariann offers - you need to read all the positve feedback left in Garden Watchdog! ---http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/6404/ )
Thanks Dan, for sharing and good luck on your learning journey ! Good thing you are starting out so young. Wish I had the passion when I was younger. Family, finance, career, etc tends to get in the way of the younger people, that seems to be why when you reach my age, you find more people into gardening... imo.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #7096567

Indeed, i think my wife tends to see it this way... I could be out bar hopping or doing something bad. I stick around the house, taking care of things not letting them go rampant. I also think she likes to see me so passionate about something.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #7096572

LariAnn I think there's like 200 or more things already on that list...every time someone shows a pic or asks a question about one I look it up...If I like it it goes on the list! LOL
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #7096582

Trinawitch... Just wait until I go on an excursion to Borneo and Sumatra and bring back pictures! Then your list will grow! Ha ha ha
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
7:10 PM

Post #7096610

Natures Most Interesting Flowers!

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
7:12 PM

Post #7096616

Dan - only problem is so much of what you'd see there would be very difficult to grow here. the A. robusta grows like a weed there but almost impossible to keep alive here, as an example. I want those plants only to be able to get pollen from them so I can breed hardier, easier to grow types. Hence the Robudora and others. . .
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
7:14 PM

Post #7096620

Aroids Love Cenotes too!!!

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #7096626

I know! I will have to settle with photos :( But the experience alone would be humbling.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #7096763

bad trina...been looking at the araceaes and adding ALOT of stuff to my list
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #7096786

Ha ha ha, I gave some voodoo lilies to my neighbor and he loves them. His wife thinks it is so interesting. He comes over from time to time when i am out working in the yard and i show him around and he said "I will never go to a nursery again! Just pot up all them babies you get and I will buy them." I haven't charged him yet though. I just get tickled that someone like what I have.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #7096794

Wow trina! 339 items in your want list! You don't like tequila do you? You have like 20 species of agave on there!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
8:32 PM

Post #7096847

I like plants what can I say and I didn't know tequila came from agave...Tequila rose anyone...woohooo! are you sure only 339 I've been adding them all day
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
8:33 PM

Post #7096853

Well it may have gone up a few in the past 5 minutes.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #7096889

well if they had a button I could push to just put everything in plant files in my wish list then I'd use that button...LOL
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 23, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #7096903

Trina,

Uh, oh, I've got a few of those Agaves (I think three of the nicest), and a bunch of the Alocasias . . . Did you just get a big inheritance? LOL
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
8:49 PM

Post #7096928

No I wish, though then I'd have the house and stuff done on the 33 acres I have in Missouri...planty of room for my wish list plants LOL
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

September 24, 2009
12:15 AM

Post #7097513

That is so funny DanK I have that same exact photo in front of the waterlily pond at Fairchild that I took of my husband and daughter several years ago. Let me see if I can find it
Eclecticuno
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 24, 2009
12:18 AM

Post #7097530

I'm so jealous!!! I wasn't able to go to the Aroid show and sale, after waiting all year for it!!! Thanks to all who shared photos.
LariAnn, congrats on your awards! I'm very happy for you. I'm scheduled to be back in the SW Florida area on Sunday and will contact you shortly thereafter.
Dan. congrats on your wonderful purchases!
Marianne

RachelLF

RachelLF

September 24, 2009
12:41 AM

Post #7097612

I have enjoyed viewing all the picture's that everyone has added and I can see why your Philodendron 'Maharlika' took best in show LariAnn..very nice plant.

DanKistner, the last picture you added look's like a beautiful place and I have to add that the Araceae family plant's are my favorite of all as well.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 24, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #7098337

Yes, I want to be a part of the Aroid family so badly, but Botanists keep telling me that humans just don't fit! You know, Philodendrons, Alocasias, Anthuriums, DAN! just doesn't jingle well!

Gothqueen... I would love to see your photo, it is now my desktop wallpaper at work!

Thanks everyone and start planing to attend next year's show! Heck, if anything you can print out a coupon from Fairchild's site for $5 off admission and get to visit a beautiful place!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2009
4:30 AM

Post #7098433

I so wish...but I'd have to save ALOT of money and a really really big truck and trailer...LOL
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #7099746

I used to fly down from WI, so it is doable. One year I stuffed so many plants into a garment bag that I couldn't carry it!
That was before 9/11 and heightened security, though.
Tall_Shadow

September 24, 2009
6:04 PM

Post #7099907

LariAnn,

If one were there (Indonesia/SE Asia) and able to get the pollen
would it last long enough to be sent by as-close-to overnight courier (DHL)
as exists?

It could be packed near hermetically. Maybe it could happen.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #7103783

I should never gone to Plant Files and looked up Araceae...just too many
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #7103821

ha ha ha. I have 3 dream plants but I need a huge greenhouse for them. I would love to grow a full sized Amorphophallus Titanum, I would love to grow the Alocasia Robusta, and the Rafflesia Flower. Some day!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #7103865

I have 33 acres in missouri I figure I'm gonna have to build a 30 acre plant house for everthing I want (I robably need a 5 acre one now for what I have) LOL
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7105121

Are you sure it's the 8th annual show? seems like it's been around longer than that.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 26, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #7105330

I hate waiting for stuff in the mail, especially when I'm expecting plants!...it's gonna be a long week while I wait
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #7109770

ooohohoooho look what I just got at the store. there only babies but they will get bigger..

yeah for me doing the Happy Dance

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DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 28, 2009
12:32 PM

Post #7112013

I got a poster that said VIII so I just assumed it meant 8 ha ha ha. I don't have a habit of exercising my roman numerals but maybe it was just the 8th one at Fairchild? But maybe it said XIII? I can't remember whatever!

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 28, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #7112151

The poster I got has 32nd on it, as I know there have been IAS shows since the early 1980s at least, so that sounds right.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 29, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #7115808

Ok I feel stupid... the poster I got says VIII annual but I failed to read the rest. The poster says VIII Annual International Aroid Confrence 1999! ha ha ha. I can't believe I titled this thread as VIII annual aroid show ha ha ha. Oh well, I assume everyone knows what I meant.
lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2009
12:47 PM

Post #7115883

I was just wondering, because I think I attended my first show in 2000 or 2001, and it seemed to be too well run to be the first show!

If you ever get a chance to attend an Aroid Conference, they are highly recommended! I was in St. Louis for the 1999 conference and it was a blast! A lot of fun.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 29, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #7115888

That is the one this poster is from. They had a stack of them for free and they looked cool but I just assumed they were for this show. Oh well.
Eclecticuno
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 1, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #7123583

Hi, Dan. Good luck with the plants you got at the show and sale. I could not make it this year. I have all of those that you've posted, including a p.goeldii the size of the one Lariann gave a link to. It's such a joy to watch them grow!
Marianne
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #7123683

I can't wait until mine gets that big!
bubba1
Woodward, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 15, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #7173500

DanKistner-

Just found your thread. That second picture you posted? What's that huge, velvety lovely thing just to the left of you?

Bubba1

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 16, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #7173599

Hi Bubba. I do believe that plant is Anthurium clarinervium. A very lovely plant to own.

Rachel
bubba1
Woodward, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #7173692

Beautiful! Wonder where a person gets one?

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 16, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #7173731

I got my plant off of Ebay but someone here on the Aroid forum may have one for sale. The clarinervium, is my favorite concerning Anthurium's.

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bubba1
Woodward, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #7173767

Is it a vine? How big do the leaves get? (Can you tell I have never had an anthurium?)

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 16, 2009
12:54 AM

Post #7173775

I think I made an oopsy Bubba...that may very well be Anthurium regale

Sorry

Rachel

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 16, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7173802

No, it's not a vine and I am not quite sure how large the leave's can get in the right environment's concerning Anthurium plant's.

LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 16, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #7173808

Rachel, that is not A. clarinervium, but could be A. crystallinum. The A. regale is distinctly different. Bubba1, the plant is not a vine, and the leaves can get to be about 8" across and and somewhat longer over time.

This message was edited Oct 15, 2009 9:05 PM

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 16, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7173821

Thank you for correcting me LariAnn.

bubba1
Woodward, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7173836

I'm confused. Does this mean the plant I was admiring is clarinervium or crystallinum?
Leeuwtje
Kerkdriel
Netherlands

October 22, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #7197523

LariAnn, I love that borneo Giant of your link! Is this one of yours? Do you have shop or nursery or something like that? I read somewhere here to take a look at your plants but where do I find those?
Do you thing such a plant would make it here? In the summer outside en in the winter in my heated greenhouse? I first must take a look at google if they can be bought here in Europe!

Jori
3jsmom31
zone 6a, KY

December 4, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7333140

How much should goeldii cost? That is so, so cool. And does anyone have a zz leaf?
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 4, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #7334418

I think I paid $20 for mine at the show in a 6" pot. I don't know what the going rate is on them but that is what I paid for my Goeldii.
3jsmom31
zone 6a, KY

December 4, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #7334435

I didn't find them anyway. Was that one of LariAnn's plants? I can't buy anything else this year, maybe I can try again in the spring.
growin_stinkies
Nashville, TN
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7343066

I went to the show and had a great time! The show was great bought lots of stuff and had a hard time getting it home, I'm sure the valets loved bringing my stuff up to the room, One got a nice poke from my large Anchomanes thorns. I gave them a good tip though! Miami is awesome also by the way!!!! Had a blast!

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lakesidecallas
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2009
3:16 AM

Post #7347291

Cannonball tree!

I think those hotels are used to plant nuts, I visited a friend in her room (after she had purchased her Spritus- Sancti!) and every square inch had a plant on it. It looked like a botanical garden...

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