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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Oh dear...

I think I have been bitten by the Bromeliad bug!!! My screenroom is begging me to populate it with these gorgeous plants! I am searching for ways to hang them, and attach them to something, etc...I want to be able to get them growing in several vertical displays, but need to know how!!! What to do!!! My S-I-L has several old tree trunks in her screenroom (which I DO NOT have)and she has attached them all in the approximately 5 ft. trunks, and they just look gorgeous! I have borrowed a few pics to show you a couple of these plants that I really love (I ain't got them yet)...from Bromeliad World. Let me know of any ingenious ideas for taking them vertical!

ABOVE: GOLD FEVER


ABOVE: Hieroglyphica Hybrid cv. heiroglyphica


ABOVE: KING'S RANSOM


ABOVE: 'Peregrine johannis X concentrica

16 comments:

Xole Karman said...

Oh! They are so beautiful! How could anybody resist them?

My LIttle Family: said...

I've seenthe smaller ones attached to a grapewine wreath so I tried this with orchids. It works but after a couple years of spray watering, the wreath fell apart. It was sure nice whileit lasted though.

vickie

Green thumb said...

Wow Julie,these Bromeliads indeed look gorgeous! About the vertical display...i saw this pattern of display in one of the previous posts on Frances's Faire Garden blog(the link is on my blog). I think it can be some help to you.

super_luminal said...

I suddenly feel guilty about not paying any attention to the bromeliads in my garden. LOL! I don't know what kind they are, either. One is blooming right now though and it sure is spiffy.

Teri C said...

Oh dear is right!!! THESE ARE SO ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! You HAVE to get these. hmm, I wonder if they will grow and be happy in AZ.......... Just gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Looking around on the web, I see where some people mount their bromeliads on driftwood. Others plant them in the ground or attach them to palm trees. Have you considered contacting a bromeliad society for more info?

Julie said...

Thanks everyone! I am considering finding a cut tree stump and drilling out little pockets to place the broms in a nest of Spanish Moss...or maybe hanging them on a sturdy coat rack...I will check out the Bromeliad Society too, and GreenThumbs site too! I feel more anxious every day to get started with this!!!

Julie said...

Green Thumb, I found the post you were talking about...what a great idea! I may use this trellis design! I will have to get out my drill to put a few permanent hooks out there to hold it up, but it sure looks good!!! Thanks for telling me about this idea!!!

No Rain said...

Very pretty. I had no idea there were so many colors and species. I can resist this genus though. I had one many years ago as a houseplant, and as it matured it got really ugly so I never bought any more.
Aiyana

Ralph said...

If you don't watch out, you will have to change your blog name.

KateJ said...

very nice photos of bromeliads! This is a return visit for the one you made to my own blog. It's what I like about blogging, the random contacts you can make with people all around the world. Kate, mid-Wales.

jou mike said...

Julie you are here !!!!!!!
How many time. you and your succulents. I´m happy "see you".
How is go your spanish languaje???
My inglish it´s horrible.
Kisses for you Julie.

Pudgeduck said...

I bet you will have them all by this weekend! You have to get them all -how could you choose?

Linda Fleming said...

Aren't the bromeliads just the easiest and most gorgeous plants to grow? My pups were all grown in dirt and I have been told that if they are raised in dirt, the must be kept in dirt. I do have some others that were grown on chunks of wood and I have them attached to dirftwood hanging in a corner of my patio.

Love your dragonfly photos! And yes, your daughter is very talented. I hope she listens to you and goes to art school. I would give anything to go back in time and attend an art school.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Always nice to meet anther Floridian who loves bromeliads.

Mary T said...

ooh pretty! I only have just one, its silvery gray with pink flower. I love the all green one!

Serena said...

I've always loved Bromeliads. They come in quite a variety and their flowers are always spectacular. It's my understanding that the mature plant dies back as the young off-shoots grow up and replace them?