Show Us Your Bromeliads!

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Let's see those bromeliads!

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Here are some of the bromeliads I have around my house, all of which were given to me by a fellow palm talker (Palm Tree Jim). I was lucky enough to take a tour of his amazing garden and was overwhelmed by his generosity. I left with a nice collection of beautiful bromeliads. I now have another obsession other than palms and cycads. Thanks again Jim.

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A few shots of my obsession.

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a few more...

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Here is Fascicularia pitcairnifolia Sp Canaliculata one of the most interesting hardy variety out here. The second one is easy to grow, Aztec Gold picture is from the net. 

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Same obsession than Tampa Scott

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Here are a few more...

 

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Amazing bromeliads Scott.

A few more

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On 11/21/2017, 11:32:30, Tampa Scott said:

a few more...

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You have an amazing collection of bromeliads. They add so much color to the garden. Makes me want to start adding more to my garden. 

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Nice bromeliads everyone!

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On ‎11‎/‎23‎/‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎36‎:‎40‎, 5150cycad said:

You have an amazing collection of bromeliads. They add so much color to the garden. Makes me want to start adding more to my garden. 

Thanks! I have had Broms in the garden from day one as the previous homeowners collected them and left many behind. The last 2 years I have been added them full force. Easy no fuss and can be grown on palms. I really like the Chester Skotak hybrids and really want everyone of his great hybrids. 

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In a previous post in this thread the 'Cotton Candy' is Skotaks here (not a good photo) is the Jim Irving 'Cotton Candy'pizap.com15116992360061.thumb.jpg.1fb273 

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23 hours ago, Tampa Scott said:

In a previous post in this thread the 'Cotton Candy' is Skotaks here (not a good photo) is the Jim Irving 'Cotton Candy'pizap.com15116992360061.thumb.jpg.1fb273 

I should have said "Groves Cotton Candy" instead of Skotak for the solid pink one.

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Took some pictures this morning.

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A few more.

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A few more???

These are a bromeliad jungle!!!:yay:

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎05‎:‎55‎, mwardlow said:

A few more.

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Wow! That garden looks amazing! Very beautiful.

Does anybody have any mosquito issues?  If so, how do you combat it?

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Neoregelia ‘Monet’

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3 hours ago, Ben1 said:

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Not to take anything away from all the other gorgeous plants shown but this my favorite shot.

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On December 2, 2017 at 1:05:55 PM, mwardlow said:

A few more.

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Just Beautiful ! I love the mix of varieties and the layering. I often think what I would do if I had a small patio garden and this is a perfect example of the abundant rich look that can be achieved.

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Thank's for all the complements. I love bromeliad's because they are easy to grow and they just keep on giving. Most provide and abundance of pups that you can keep expanding your garden with or trade with others for more diversity. I just keep trying different varieties to see which thrive in our climate here. Many more than I thought when I started. I get mosquitoes but just treat with Mosquito Bits BTI. It is a highly selective microbial insecticide that is effective against mosquitoes in a variety of habitats. Kills the larvae of mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus and many more. I just wait until I see wigglers again and just broadcast throughout the garden. They are dead within hours and lasts for months. It is mosquito specific and wont hurt animals or other insects. 

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These are quite lovely and fit in perfectly among palms.

I like the instant gratification and no care plus the variety of vivid colors.

They spread/multiply, but politely, not like so many other ground cover options. 

Thanks so much for the great photos! 

 

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19 hours ago, mwardlow said:

I get mosquitoes but just treat with Mosquito Bits BTI. It is a highly selective microbial insecticide that is effective against mosquitoes in a variety of habitats. Kills the larvae of mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus and many more. I just wait until I see wigglers again and just broadcast throughout the garden. They are dead within hours and lasts for months. It is mosquito specific and wont hurt animals or other insects. 

Interesting.  I cut back on bromeliads after a friend in LA got West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite in his backyard.  I still have some, but went mostly to the varieties which don't require pooled water (Puya, Dyckia, Tillandsia for example).  I will have to look up this product.  I'm always reluctant to use insecticides that effect bees and birds which enjoy my flowering plants.

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On 5/12/2017 2:15:52, mwardlow said:

Thank's for all the complements. I love bromeliad's because they are easy to grow and they just keep on giving. Most provide and abundance of pups that you can keep expanding your garden with or trade with others for more diversity. I just keep trying different varieties to see which thrive in our climate here. Many more than I thought when I started. I get mosquitoes but just treat with Mosquito Bits BTI. It is a highly selective microbial insecticide that is effective against mosquitoes in a variety of habitats. Kills the larvae of mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus and many more. I just wait until I see wigglers again and just broadcast throughout the garden. They are dead within hours and lasts for months. It is mosquito specific and wont hurt animals or other insects. 

For people with mosquito problems the BTI( Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) is the best. 100% ecological, no dangerous for people and other animals, only for mosquito larvae.

But it is very important to buy the variety israelensis. There are other bacillus thuringiensis, but for kill caterpillars.

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Naples is covered in bromeliads in nearly all the landscaping. Sometimes, if it won't make a noticeable difference, a pup will find its way home with me. Most of my collection, though, has come from online or local bromeliad society purchases.

Hmm. I have over 550 bromeliad photos. I have broms sprinkled all over my property. Some in-ground, some in pots, and some in trees! I will share a couple that haven't already been shown yet in this thread. Not to mention our stunning native bromeliads, the Tillandsias. (I have no clue what half of these are because either I have no idea, or I lost their tags)

 

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Y mas...

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La fin!

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Cripes, I lied. I had a few more pics tucked away in my mobile phone pics album. Here are some of the more interesting ones. Pardon my weeds - these pics were taken after my rare palm (and backyard chicken) obsession took over and I had less time to manicure my gardens.

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And some more mobile pics...

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Wow!!! Missi, your collection is amazing.

Me encanta!!!!

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1 hour ago, Monòver said:

Wow!!! Missi, your collection is amazing.

Me encanta!!!!

Thank you! I spend way too much on plants. I just went through and looked at my pics...I look like a crazy hoarder LOL I wish I kept better track of which plant is which species.

Some of these have died of rot, but I still have plenty! Too much rain in the summer for bromeliads to be on the ground, maybe. My sun-loving broms seem to do the very best for me.

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6 hours ago, Missi said:

La fin!

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Missi,

You have an amazing collection of bromeliads. The pink flower above is just spectacular. All of the these photos give me ideas on how I can incorporate bromeliads into my own garden. This is one of the main reasons I love this forum. I am stoked because my wife actually likes the bromeliads, unlike all of my spiny cycads which she hates. Thank you to everyone that posted pictures (SBpalms, Tampa Scott, Mwardlow, Missi, Monover, Ben 1, Palm Crazy) as well as anyone I missed. 

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Thanks all for the great photos!

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