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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Cactus/Bromeliad Monday!!!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all continuing to have a wonderful holiday season! I am off through New Years Day, which is GREAT! My daughter, Mom and I are planning an antiquing trip tomorrow somewhere. We just sort of start driving and end up somewhere!!!

Wanted to show you what I purchased at our local green market today! Miniature bromeliads in a pot. I loved the color. The seller told me the type of bromeliad thay are, and I must investigate them. He said they will not get big, and can even put out their offsets in the same small pot. I was thinking I would need to repot them in time, but he said no. It will be a lot off fun to see what happens.

Are they not the cutest things youv'e ever seen? I have it in my kitchen window, of course! Everything else got moved to a new location, so this show stopper could have center stage!!! He showed me how to water them and how often, so I am optimistic that I might not kill them!!! :)

Wish me luck!
Julie

15 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

These are sooo colorful, sweet, and bright...WhooWee! Enjoy them to the utmost!

Happy Cactus Monday Fellow Cacuteer! :)

Claude said...

Pretty things... I never have much luck with them... It's just too dry here without constant watering and such in the summer. Hope they do well for you!

soulbrush said...

what a glorious show of colour, i am sure you won't kill them, and i need advice on how to look after my new 'babies' see my blog. have fun antiqueing. hugs and happy CM cactuteer.

yoon see said...

It's great to have such passion to take up gardening. Love your purchase on this little red plant:)
Good luck to your antiquing trip:)

Happy Cactus Monday!

Stapeliad said...

Good luck!!

LOVE the Bromeliads. Happy Cactus Monday!

Flying Colors said...

Oh these mini bromeliads are it Julie!
How fun... I'm going to be on the search for these.

You have a wonder antiquing trip and keep us posted as to what you find or go :-)

Happy New Year full of blessing, joy, health and prosperity....

Teri C said...

Wow, it is indeed beautiful!! Good find.

HCM!

marianne said...

Lovely! (how small are they?)
HCM!

Pudgeduck said...

They are cute! I want one! Glad you are off this week- Have fun thrift shopping!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a wonderful brom Julie. I think you will have great luck with it. I have had one for several years. It isn't looking too good right this minute but hopefully it will hang on until I can put it back outside this summer. HCM and have fun out antiquing.

emilyschmemily said...

Ohhhh I hope you find some delightful little goodies on your antiquing trip ~ and if you should ~ do share some pics!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas Ms. Julie! And May you have a Very Happy New Year as well! :)

Tootsie said...

you are my hero! I can't keep these alive for anything!
I do hope you have a very happy new year...I have some succulent questions and will be posting them in the new year...my christmas cactus is looking more "pokey" than I have seen before and I am wondering if it is something else!
Happy new year!

walk2write said...

Good luck with your brom, Julie. I bought one a few months ago, and it's still alive so I'm encouraged. I usually don't have much luck with houseplants. The top part seems a little dry, and I'm wondering if I should give it some water of its own apart from the rest of the plant? Can you share some of the advice the vendor gave you on brom care?

Serena said...

You have the magic touch when it comes to plants, Julie, so I have every confidence that this cute, little bromeliad is in good hands. my parents used to grow a few varieties of the standard sizes...very attractive flowers. it's my understanding that the 'adult' plants start to die back as new ones come forth but I may be wrong.

Good luck ~

MrBrownThumb said...

Julie, that's an awesome plant.