Saturday, June 06, 2015

Thinning the bromeliad herd

Every year at the beginning of the summer I pull out all my bromeliads, cut the old plants and replant the new pups.  Over the years my collection of bromeliads has grown, making this a two weekend job.  Today I started in the back garden, but I had to stop early as the daily thunderstorms arrived. 

I know that my collection of bromeliads is taking over my garden.  This is to the displeasure of my wife, who is not a fan.  Bromeliads are the perfect plants for South Florida gardens, they need little maintenance and they can handle our harsh summer weather.  What other plant would give you a couple new pups every year from a mature adult plant. (The reason why they are taking over)      


 Before

 Ready for the trash
 Long leather gloves a most when working with Bromeliads











This week at the DragonFly Garden.


The rainy season is here; we are getting rain every day.  With the rain comes an explosion of blooms, rain lilies, powderpuff, Mexican flame vine, Rangoon creeper and the buttercup flowers  








4 comments:

My Little Family: said...

I love broms! My neighbor tried to start a campaign to remove them from our hood saying they home mosquitos. I argued two large retention ponds have to contribute more to the mosquito population that a couple yards with broms.

Meta Chalker said...

I have a Bromeliad garden too. Have never noticed any mosquitos.
Your Bromeliads are just beautiful and I love the way you have arranged them.
About the little maroon colored ones. Do you have them growing on a tree stump and branch?
They look so nice elevated like that.

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Susan said...

It pains me to see you throw bromeliads away, but I know they have to be thinned. We have the same problem here and it gets harder and harder to find new people to give them to. Your yard looks lovely!! Glad to hear you're getting rain.