Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blooming Broms

Blooming bromeliads, these are some of the broms that bloomed in my garden the last two months. Over the years I have become a big fan of these plants, they are easy to take care and perfect for the South Florida climate. Today they are a big part of the DragonFly garden.



Flowers are a hit and miss with bromeliads, sometimes it takes a couple of years to see blooms again. I purchased the Vriesea Favoriet below a couple of years ago, this month it bloomed for the first time.




This is the smallest bromeliad in my garden and my favorite. Every year at the end of the winter it turns pick and full of small purple flowers.





Can anyone recommend a good book on bromeliads? I need to learn their names!!!!

7 comments:

Nicole said...

I like the last two blooms! Its very rewarding to grow plants perfectly suited to ones climate.

NanaK said...

Great looking broms, Rusty. I don't know about a book, but if you have a hint of the genera of your brom this site is awesome:

http://www.bsi.org/

Darla said...

Beautiful no matter their special names. Have you heard that you can put a bromeliad in a bag with an apple, or gas filled fruit, and force a bloom?

Kimberly said...

Your photos and broms are FANTASTIC! Really lovely! I checked out a book a few weeks ago from the library (simply titled Bromelaids)to learn the names of my broms, specifically so I could post about them on my blog. Honestly, except for a couple, I was confused. Some of them look like they belong to more than one group, if not several. Regardless of their official names, yours are truly spectacular!

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I love that huge bloom on the first brom...wow! They really are perfect plants for Florida. Even here they make it through the winters if planted beneath oaks.

sherryocala said...

Rusty, those are the prettiest scary flowers I've ever seen! You can tell I don't grow them, right?

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Your garden is amazing. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photographs!