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#1 scottgt

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

I am at my beach house for the Holy Week Holiday and took a few photos of my maturing bromeliad plantings around some of the palms.This is a very hot and dry climate.It has not rained since October.The rains should start soon.Aechmeas do best for me under these harsh conditions.

This is my favorite combo / Bottle palms and Aechmea blanchetiana
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The smaller ones to the right are Aechmea Tropic Torch
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Ptychosperma elegans with Aechmea blanchetiana
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#2 scottgt

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

Dypsis lutescens with Aechmea Tropic Torch
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African Oil Palm with Neoregelia sp. tucked in the old leaf bases
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Veitchias with Aechmea Little Harv.There is nothing little about this bromeliad,its almost 1.3 meters tall.Does great in shade and almost full sun.
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Thrinax radiata with Aechmea Little Harv
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#3 Gonzer

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

Wow, I've never seen such a large mass of 'Little Harv' before, especially in bloom. Looks good. Can't blame ya for having affection for blanchetiana. Bullet-proof all the way.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

Scott,

Those are excellent combinations, and I love those blanchetianas! :) I already have a few (still need to be planted!) and I will definitely get more. The combo with with the Hyophorbes is perfect! :)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

Wow, I've never seen such a large mass of 'Little Harv' before, especially in bloom. Looks good. Can't blame ya for having affection for blanchetiana. Bullet-proof all the way.

Little Harv needs a little shade at the beach and the palms provide the perfect amount.It is also easy to water the bromeliads and palms at the same time ,no water goes to waste.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

Scott,

Those are excellent combinations, and I love those blanchetianas! :) I already have a few (still need to be planted!) and I will definitely get more. The combo with with the Hyophorbes is perfect! :)

Bo-Göran

My A.blanchetianas planted at my highland garden do not get the strong orange color they attain at the beach.It must be the cooler temps and abundant rain.There are some spectacular red cultivars available.
I am thinking a planting of Ptychospermas waitianums underplanted with some of the larger burgundy colored Neos would be spectacular
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El Oasis - beach garden, distinct wet/dry season ,year round 20-38c
Las Heliconias - jungle garden ,800m elevation,150+ inches rainfall, year round 15-28c




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