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Re: 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!

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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