Bromeliads on the Rocks: The 2013 Bromeliad Extravaganza in Indian Rocks Beach This Weekend

What do Spanish moss and pineapples have in common? If you guessed that they are both bromeliads (fBromeliad Extravaganza in Indian Rocks Beachlowering plants of the Bromeliaceae family); you are correct. If you were able to answer that question (or even if you couldn't), you may be interested in attending the 2013 Bromeliad Extravaganza in Indian Rocks Beach on Saturday, September 21 at the Holiday Inn Harborside on 401 2nd Street. It's a great event to attend to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful plants. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk to local vendors and expand your knowledge of this intriguing species of plant life. They are happy to talk with you as well as to answer any questions you may have. You can even bring a a bromeliad or two home with you!

The Bromeliad Extravaganza in Indian Rocks Beach is sponsored by the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies and hosted by the FloridBromeliads Extravaganza in Indian Rocks Beacha West Coast Bromeliad Society. The show is open to the public and offers free admission to the exhibition and sales areas. The show runs from 9a.m. to 4p.m. on Saturday and includes a bromeliad marketplace featuring plant sales, educational seminars, a banquet and rare plant auction (reservations required). There are door prizes and raffles offered throughout the day. Speakers and topics scheduled during the extravaganza include Dennis Cathcart "Introduction to Bromeliads", Donald Beadle "The Billbergia and I…A Love Story", and Charlie Birdsong "Bromeliad Exploration Along Australia’s Gold Coast". You can view the Bromeliad Extravaganza schedule of events here.

Fall is only a few days away. It's a wonderful time of year for a Gulf beach vacation. There are always plenty of things to do, the weather is lovely, and the crowds have lessened. Stay locally and enjoy all that Florida's Gulf Coast has to offer. There are a nice selection of Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores vacation rentals to choose from with all of the amenities you desire, so find the one that's perfect for you and make your plans now.

Let us know if you'll be at the Bromeliad Extravaganza in Indian Rocks Beach this weekend. We'd love to see you there!

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