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Re: 20-year Bromeliad


A beautiful plant...Jim, you are so good with them.  

While doing my volunteer work at the Trial Gardens, we constantly had
questions about a planting of Blood Lilies...rather unusual for this part
of the country and eye-catching.  


> [Original Message]
> From: Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/25/2007 5:25:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 20-year Bromeliad
>
> simply gorgeous-I "liberated" one of those from the nursery that was
being 
> slowly killed and it's out in my back shade in a pot. Doing quite well
but 
> no blooms so far, although it is certainly big enough. I'll have to
remember 
> to REALLY neglect it.
> A
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Vera Metzke" <vmetzke@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2007 5:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 20-year Bromeliad
>
>
> > This is just beautiful!  I have no doubt you could make anything bloom!
> > VBG  I envy those with a good growing season and not our tempered
weather!
> > Vera
> >
> >
> > On 6/24/07, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> I have an Aechmea fasciata bromeliad that I rescued from St. Anthony
> >> Publishing when I pretended to work there. That was 20 years ago. Since
> >> that time, the plant has been a summer-only balcony dweller in WDC and
> >> Bethesda, MD, and a patio dweller at a garden apartment in Sarasota
> >> and, finally, here at Jim's Jungle. And every year it's bloomed, so
> >> apparently it feels no ill-will toward the lackadaisical care it's
> >> received in all these years. Here's a link to a picture of this year's
> >> bloom. If the leaves do not look as gray as they should, it's likely
> >> because it now lives in the dense shade of the avocado tree--and was
> >> pretty much buried in avocado leaves until Ms. Fatma noticed the bloom
> >> poking through the litter earlier today and uncovered it..
> >>
> >> http://snipr.com/1ni37
> >>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Sunset Zone 25
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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