Sunday, May 3, 2009

Beholding Bromeliads



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These beautiful bromeliads are from my Sloat Garden Center archives.
"Bromeliads are members of a plant family known as Bromeliaceae (bro-meh-lee-AH-say-eye). The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple. The family contains a wide range of plants including some very un-pineapple like members such as Spanish Moss (which is neither Spanish nor a moss). Other members resemble aloes or yuccas while still others look like green, leafy grasses." -www.bsi.org


They have a variety of species with gorgeous colors. The pink one below is a feast for the eyes.


Check out Today's Flowers hosted by Luiz Santilli Jr. to view more colorful flowers.

23 comments:

  1. Hi, I posted bromeliads, too.

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  2. Wonderful! These bromeliads are very beautiful, great shots and thank you for sharing them.

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  3. So that's what these are called. I've taken photos of them before but never paid attention to the name. They make great shots, don't they?
    Very nice! :-)

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  4. love those different colors of bromeliads, so colorful and gorgeous..

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  5. Simply lovely bromeliads. I got into some heated words with my husband for wacking the sides of some of my bromeliads with the weed eater!
    These are really pretty here-

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  6. great shots....again nature has provided us with an endless supply of beauty....bye 4 now, take good care, jack c

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  7. Wow, so lovely bromeliads! I never have seen these colors. So beautiful. Have a great week :)

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  8. Shey..the other day I had trouble with my computer..like what your seeing. I did a scan cause I saw the same thing. I'm not seeing on my end though? Hmmm? Thanks for letting me know-

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  9. Very beautiful plants, and you have a lot of them !

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  10. A couple of weeks ago I saw a lot of bromeliads in a flowershop - and if I have had the time I problably would have one of each! They are so exotic and comes in all shapes and colors!
    Lovely photo! ;)

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  11. These are such pretty and colorful flowers. Very nice photos.

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  12. Very pretty. I didn't realize that either Spanish Moss or aloe were bromeliads.

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  13. beautiful series of bromeliad flowers. first time i saw the different colors of these flowers. nice shot for this entry.

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  14. Beautiful bromeliads Shey. Some others have difficulty in cultivating and letting them show their flowers. These, I think are just difficult to grow. I'm not sure. But in any way, your photos were greatly done.

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  15. I did not realize there were so many varieties of these beautiful planets. Nice captures.
    Happy Spring Smiles Barbara

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  16. Alright Shey, awesome shots and thanks for the info also it always helps. That first photo looks like a room filled with little fountains of color!

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  17. Lots of interesting information and beautiful flowers to boot. Thanks for sharing

    Nebraska Birding

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  18. I love these but I heard they are hard to plant. Lovely flowers.

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  19. They are so exotic and eyecatching! Memes are such a blast!

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  20. Beautiful bromeliads. Nice shots..

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