The last stop on the Bromeliad Summit itinerary was Airplant Alchemy.
They're a wholesale growing operation, but with a showroom that serves as a retail outlet.
In addition to tillandsia (air plants) they appear to grow other bromeliads and orchids.
There were several nice displays...
Although personally I found the orchids on display a bit gaudy.
I couldn't decide if this was for a wedding or a funeral.
Ah, it's better when the Tillandsia xerographica are allowed to stand on their own, no orchids.
There was a lot of shopping going on.
But the prices were a bit higher than what I was willing to pay. How is it that tillandsia are less expensive in Portland than at a grower in Santa Barbara?
The highlight of this stop was when a few of us were invited to leave the retail showroom to explore the propagation area. That's where the rest of these photos were taken...
Yes, the plants in this flat are "enhanced" (painted)...(WHY!!!???!!!)
Finally, I found the cast-off table.
I really wanted this bromeliad. It reminds me of the Vriesea saundersii at the Amazon Spheres.
Stripes or dots? Stripes and dots?
This doesn't look promising. Plugs destined for the compost heap?
Under the table...
Well, that's it! (for Airplant Alchemy, I still have a few Bromeliad Summit stops to share with you....)
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