Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bromeliads in bloom

This has been a good summer for my bromeliads and their blooms.  Since I been collecting bromeliads, I find that blooms are not always guarantee, some years I barely had any.  We had an unusually rainy summer and I think this made all the difference.







I harvested my first Papaya fruit; I have four plants full of flowers in the back garden and two in containers ready to go on the ground.   Papaya trees cross pollinate and many turn out to be male, so the more you have, the better chances for fruits.

6 comments:

africanaussie said...

Oh I also can never quite figure out when bromeliads are supposed to flower! Our wet season will start in a few months, and it is supposed to be a wet one, so I am looking forward to lots of blooms.

sharon said...

congrats on the papaya! Mine always... get buggy...I bought a bromiliad like your too cool arent they

Darla said...

Cool bromeliad blooms. That looks like a healthy fruit...congrats on that harvest.

Bernie H said...

Congratulations on your first Papaya. It looks like a big one. Your Brom blooms are all fantastic.

Shreela Re said...

Hi, neat Papaya! How are your container Papayas doing, do you think they might produce (assuming they're female)? What size container? Thanks!

Katherine Vaccaro said...

Hello from Katherine in Orlando. Can you tell me the bromeliad family for the one with the red and purple bloom? I am looking for some like that. I think they may be in the aechmea family, but am not sure.