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2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:42:41 AM »
Over the next few days i hope to post pics of last weekends conference in Nelson,(at the top of the South Island).
Only one shot tonight before i head off to bed .

A moody view looking North across the bay from the tourist town of Kaikoura.
Taken late Monday afternoon as we slowly made our way home over the following days via the east coast.

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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 10:32:06 PM »
Rightio very wet here this morning so i'll post the rest of the photos.

Numbers attending the weekend,(50),were down on previous years by half .

We saw some beautiful gardens ranging from 10 acres down to small city plots and the Nelson climate seemed to support a wide range of plants from subtropical climbers /Vireya Rhodos /Palms etc, to plants that i was more familiar with such as deciduous Azaleas ,cold hardy Rhodos, and flowering bulbs that require a winter chill.
 
The first 3 pics gives you an idea of the variation.

King protea
Palm
Cold hardy Rhodos/Azaleas.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2009, 10:47:47 PM by t00lie »
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 10:39:07 PM »
Bank of creeping Grevillea.
Clivias.
A visit from Dr Who possibly.
Cymb Orchids.
An Aussie native--name i've forgotten.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 06:51:29 AM by t00lie »
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 10:46:53 PM »
Toon tree.
Vireya Rhodo.
While some folk arrived in fairly basic transport such as an ex army Bren Carrier, I managed to photograph fellow Forum member Susan More,(a.k.a loyal friend), and noticed she had somehow managed to park her transport on the lawn.Wink.
Fungi.
Our first Trillium --a nice pot of T luteum.
A nicely constructed stream.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 02:04:23 AM by t00lie »
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2009, 10:59:20 PM »
The following pics are of the 3 day trip home .
On the coastal sand dunes large areas of a succulent.
A 10 minute up a track following a small stream and and at the base of an imposing waterfall we were treated to the antics of a couple of young seals ,while back on the beach amongst rocks adults were enjoying the sun.

Overnight at Kaikoura and a ride around the headland where wildflowers were growing up against cliffs.
A magnificent crevice block
A couple of shots of the locals.wink.


« Last Edit: October 25, 2009, 11:10:31 PM by t00lie »
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009, 11:03:36 PM »
Finally -----as befitting a Trillium weekend a number of yummy coloured Ts.
Glaucidium palmatum.
Another Local.

Cheers Dave
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009, 11:32:34 PM »
Goodness me! Variety is right! Proteas, orchids and rhodos of all sorts! Bliss! Love the spotty Vireya and that river of Trillium luteum.  8) 8)By the brollies, it seems the weather wasn't always too kind to you... what a shame... and a pity too, that numbers attending were down. Some great things to see, for sure.
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 12:47:22 AM »
Some nice Picks Dave,

Like the T chloropetalums and that burnt orange looks great. Trilliums sure do like your rain, theyre so lush!

thanks for posting
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 02:01:36 AM »
Thanks Maggi Stephen.

Yeah they do grow well --Trilliums on steroids maybe---- ;)

The following pic isn't part of the Trillium w/e but i'll post it here anyway ,with it's background.

This plant was one of many given to me by a friend up Dunedin way a few years back as a very small non flowering seedling .I passed a number around other enthusiasts down here .This is it's first flowering at a friends place yesterday--very very yummy :P--now how did i let that one slip through my hands  ::).

Cheers dave.
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 02:37:39 AM »
Dave - re: your Trilliums

Pass the smelling salts please.   I'm thunderstruck.  ;D

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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009, 10:58:10 AM »
Nice Dave

but what is it..looks to be a hybrid of some sort?
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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2009, 12:54:29 PM »
Dave, as usual, a great show. That line of clivia is simply mind-blowing though there was great competition from the trilliums which are outstanding.

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Re: 2009 NZ Trillium Weekend in Nelson
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2009, 07:02:46 AM »
Johnw and Paddy thank for your kind comments.

Stephen
I have never seen/studied Trilliums in the wild ,so it's only a guess  :-\  ???----a hybrid, maybe with cuneatum and angustipetalum in it's blood.

If i get time this weekend i'll contact the propagator for his comments.

I have another Trillium to show but will post that correctly,in a minute or so, under Oct 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere .

Cheers Dave
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