Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Hot, the Loud and the Proud #13




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Show us your tropicals and exotics, your hot Mediterranean colors and wild combinations, amazing discoveries and unusual variations. Or how about something exciting you just saw, a crazy garden,  amazing garden art or design, an inspiring visit or hike?



This meme is open to all (you do not have to live in an exotic location to participate)  and will be on the last day of each month…so mark your calendars and lets do something fun on the hot, the loud and the proud meme. I’ll have the link available early, east coast time (USA) to catch you early birds and even earlier for those of you in other countries.


Its been raining all week and last, too wet to be outside. but not wet enough to go to our bi-annual nurserymen's sale which covers a stadium filled with all the nurseries from around the island.

Come and take a look at the amazing plants for sale below...









This event called the BIAN sale is the largest plant sale on the island. You will find everything from the most exotic orchids, the vast variety of tropical fruits, exciting flowering trees and bamboos to other specialties like hibiscus, vireyas and bromeliad growers.





Here's a find of exotic and lush carnivorous pitcher plants one plant this size was only four dollars, a great deal don't you think?






There's always a big selection of exotic orchid growers at this sale, and they always introduce many of their new hybrids at this show sale. These growers are always mobbed with buyers right from the start and and usually the first to be finished with their plant selections.



There are many anthurium growers showing the latest new hybrids also for sale, its sometimes relaxing and other times a mad dash to pick up whats new.


Hibiscus growers also are very popular here with so many different and exciting colors to choose from.



As you can see plant lovers span all ages from our grandmothers to their grand children.




Hope you enjoyed the tour of the Bian sale, whenever you are on the Big Island this event happens twice a year during the spring and fall seasons.




Come and visit other gardens of the world today below





10 comments:

Kimberly said...

Hi, Noel! I am soooo jealous of this plant sale! How fabulous...beautiful plants and great prices!!! I really like the pitcher plant, especially for $4. Anthurium is a plant I've never collected...seeing them here reminds me that I need to take a second look.

Thank you so much for reminding me to stop by...my current post is not one that I would normally link to your meme so I'm glad you prodded me to do so. I've been going through a bit of a tough time - I'm so glad you reached out in my direction!

One said...

Hi Noel, Thanks for the reminder. I would have remembered anyway. I have your blog listed on my blog roll on the right side. So I would not miss it.

I would love to attend such a fair. I wonder how many carts of plants you ended purchasing.

Btw, I linked 2 of my latest posts to this meme. After all, my flowers are always hot and loud.

lotusleaf said...

Hi Noel! That seems to be a wonderful show! I don't thin it would relax any gardener- everyone would be rushing to get hold of some exotic plant or the other. But it would be a very fulfilling visit.

Andrea said...

Noel, i thought you will not post this month as it was still last week where there was a Friday, haha! Anyway i also posted my penultimate post, because i want to see a long list of the posters here, our Palawan cherry is loud too!

Autumn Belle said...

Noel, your orchids here will definitely steal show. Cheers to the Hot, Loud and Proud meme!

Mark and Gaz said...

I would have loved to attend such a fair. Fantastic hot colours on those flowers!

Nanniepannie said...

I loved the walk around the sale, I could smell the aroma from here in Tennessee. To see that many blooming things...how is it living in Heaven?

Ami said...

Noel: Just want you know that I joined you at last minute :) This sale you are showing us is so wonderful! I know I will be in big trouble if I ever go to such sale. $4 for a pitcher plant? The ones I have seen around here is about $15 to $40 each!

AaronVFT said...

Gorgeous orchids! Those temperate pitcher plants are a challenge to grow in the tropics.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

This is the first time I join in your meme. Glad that I can make it but left a comment days later cause a bit busy with school. Thank you for hosting. It is so nice to see that everyone is having such a great time choosing their favourite plant.

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