It was a rainy day yesterday but that did not hinder the meeting with Ray Lemieux, a succulents specialist from Tropiflora. Ray is here in Singapore until the coming Sunday to oversee the first shipment of bromeliads from Tropiflora for the Gardens by the Bay project.
He first got to meet Lily, a fellow member from the Green Culture Singapore discussion forum, who grows a variety of plants that he is interested, which include hoyas, dischidias and various ant plants.
Through the meeting, Lily and Ray exchanged contacts for future correspondence and I was glad to witness that. This is one of the reasons why the GCS discussion forum was set up for, that is, to let likeminded plant lovers meet, share their experiences, swop plants, etc.
We also brought Ray down to Woon Leng nursery, which is perhaps the only nursery in Singapore that stocks a large array of collectors’ hoyas, dischidias and various ant plants at present.
We ended with lunch at a coffeeshop at Choa Chu Kang where we got some local fare for Ray. Before we left, we took the picture below
P/S: Many thanks to Anton who brought Ray to meet us as well as following us through the entire time. Thanks for paying for the food I was trying to order. Please allow me treat you guys the next time ok!
Also thanks to Lily for agreeing to the visit to your garden and bringing Ray around Woon Leng.
Chong Ren – hope you enjoyed the trip yesterday despite the wet weather. Help me to thank your Dad for driving us around.