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Leo in NE Illinois

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one pitiful bonsai will be at an Orchid Show, Columbus OH
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:40 AM »
If anyone ever thought about using orchids as kusamono, the Central Ohio Orchid Society is hosting an orchid show at the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Ohio, Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9. Show will be open 10 am to 5 pm.

One exhibtor, Andrea Nissen of Orquideas del Valle, from Cali, Columbia will be bringing an array of miniature orchid species, most are native to Colombia. Her theme for her display will be orchids as kusamono. As her import papers only allow her to bring in orchids, she is borrowing either my not yet ready for a show JBP or my rough, not really ready for a show Satsuki. Andrea always brings an assortment of orchids you will never see at a big box store. She propagates all from seed, mostly from species she has collected herself in Colombia. This is a rare opportunity to get some really exotic, miniature orchids.

I will have my own display of orchids, and sales table, but for this show I will only have a few miniatures. But I will have a dwarf growing cultivar of tropical bamboo - Bambusa multiplex "Fern Leaf Stripe Stem" - which is a genetic dwarf with leaves less than one inch long. Ideal for kusamono or bonsai or tray plantings.

Check it out if you are in the area. Info at