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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
bromeliads do really well indoors... for about 3 months... and then the bloom (at least this is the way it is in my house) dries out and the whole plant looks unsightly. for years i just threw them away and replaced the old ones with new ones. then i got this brilliant idea (cha-ching) to plant them in my yard instead.
since i wasn't at all sure what would become of them i picked an area located in a back corner of my yard the farthest away from all things lovely- just in case they disappointed. over time i was pleasantly surprised at how they multiplied by producing shoots off of the mother plant. eventually most of them have even re-bloomed.
i don't know most of their names- i am only familiar with their characteristics. some shown in the photos were gifts to me from my neighbor and one variety from my dad. they are easy to grow and offer a multitude of varying colors and textures. i now plant them in strategic places as well as the "old cemetery" which now looks as if it was part of the grand scheme.
(this one is actually in a container but i have divided
this particular variety many times and now have it
planted in numerous places. i have several other species
paired with annuals in other containers as well.)