Get ready to be dazzled by the spectacular lights and sights of the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade 2012 ‘Magic of the Night’, happening at the Putrajaya Lake Waterfront, Precinct 2, Putrajaya from 30 June to 8 July 2012.
For 9 consecutive nights visitors to Putrajaya will be captivated by remarkable and stunning display of lighted boats cruising for 3km along the Putrajaya lake from 8.30pm to 10.30pm nightly. This year’s flotilla will comprise 15 boats representing various Malaysian states and organizations, including 2 international floats from China and Kenya.
Organized by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade 2012 ‘Magic of the Night’ is held in conjunction with the Floria Putrajaya 2012, an annual floral exhibition organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya since 2007. This year’s Floria Putrajaya is themed “Bougainvillea-Enduring Beauty”.
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Well respected and highly regarded Tillandsia expert Mr. Paul T. Isley III of Rainforest Flora, Inc. is coming to Manila!
Paul Isley was introduced to tillandsias while a student at UCLA in the 1960's. He was fascinated by these incredibly unique looking plants that grew with no soil. A few years after he graduated from UCLA from with a degree in Economics, he and a friend traveled through Mexico and Guatemala collecting some plants. Paul flew back up to Los Angeles from Guatemala City in the summer of 1974 and a few months later he began gluing them onto pieces of grapewood and offering them at swap meets and arts and crafts fairs.
- from the Rainforest Flora, Inc. website
Mr. Isley published his first book "Tillandsia" in 1987.
This comprehensive book on "air plants" details botanical, cultural and historical information about Tillandsias.
It has over 350 photographs and illustrations which beautifully complement the wealth of information Mr. Isley provides. He discusses plant care in general then delves into the details of over 50 species. There are also chapters on history, botanical nomenclature, pronunciation, taxonomy, evolution and biology.
Personally, this my go-to book for any air-plant related concerns. The pages are well thumbed-through and I find that I refer to the book more often than any of my other botanical books.
When you read a book that much and said book has a sequel, then it is only natural to want to have that sequel as well. In fact, if you check the book section on the right side bar of my home page the sequel is listed as topping my list of must-haves.
It is with great pleasure, therefore, for me to announce that Mr. Isley will be in Manila to give a lecture on Tillandsias and to launch his second book, Tillandsia II (of course).
Longer than the its predecessor, this book is now considered the most comprehensive book ever written on Tillandsias.
Definitely a must-have for Tillandsia collectors!
Definitely a must-have for ME!!!
To reserve a copy of of the book, send an email to Rex Puentespina.