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Recently I picked all kinds of free Tillandsia and Bromeliads..., A local Dr. that traveled the world doing research on plants was selling off his collection and moving.

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Two greenhouses 40'x 100' full from top to bottom. Everything for sale..

The first trip I made I bought a nepenthes Miranda and some tillandsia. I was short on time so it was a short visit. My 2nd trip I had a lot more time...... And The tillandsia and bromeliads were free...... I picked up two Nepenthes Coccinea in 8" pots for 30 dollars and a succulent for a gift to my mother.

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So I went a little crazy grabbing specimen size plants... The furnaces have issues and need repaired and its around 10 thousand a year to heat the houses so everything has to go before they turn the power off......

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I brought home a lot of big clumps... Along with a few Pinguicula and the nepenthes..
I have no idea if I will be able to go back one last time but Its an honor to have some of the dr.'s Plants... Thought some of you would like this...
 
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You have GOT to be kidding. That is just unbelievable.

Congratulations! Thanks for providing some of those plants with a good home. It's a darn shame to see such a spectacular collection being split up and scattered to the wind... Specimen-size plants like those take a lot of time and love to create.
 

DragonsEye

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That's awesome! I should have had you go mini-Tillandsia shopping for me!

LOL My funkiana looks nothing like that! Just as well -- wouldn't have room for it if it did.
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Visit again! You could pick up some nice items to offer at next year's NASC Auction . . . it's only a few months away!
 
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NemJones

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Lol you literally threw them in your trunk and made off like a pirate.

How old do you think the one in photo 5 is?
 
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Lol you literally threw them in your trunk and made off like a pirate.

How old do you think the one in photo 5 is?
Lol............

I could only guess at the age... 15 + years maybe..I've had this type before so I don't know how fast it grows.. everything in his greenhouse was massive.. tables of Tillandsla all grown together in a massive root ball..
 
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That is very exciting! I'm glad you are taking some of his plants, they need to go to someone who appreciates them.
 

DragonsEye

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Even if the big uns are all gone, he might still have neat small plants that were overlooked. Envy you the opportunity! I would have enjoyed being there even just to look. And if he had any minis like T. ionantha I certainly would have grabbed a bunch. Do hope all his plants find good homes.
 
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Truly one of the epic opportunities that happens very rarely. Take advantage while you can (or kick yourself down the road).

It's a darn shame to see such a spectacular collection being split up and scattered to the wind... Specimen-size plants like those take a lot of time and love to create.
Nowhere near as bad as having them die unclaimed when the heat goes off ... :0o:
 
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Made it back to the greenhouse clearance sale... It may be the last one depending if the heaters keep working..
As you can see still lots left over..And lots gone..
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So i spent 20 dollars for the trunk full. Not to bad i think...Lol
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I brought home a big nepenthes, bromeliads, lots of tillandsla's, A few succulent's and a bunch of orchids..
 
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