Sunday, September 23, 2012

Surprise bloom

This bromeliad always takes me by surprise when it blooms. It is like a surprise lily - it just magically appears one day. I caught a glimpse of pink this morning on the patio and there it was.

I've had this plant for years. I keep it in the house during the winter and put it outside in the spring. I always water it inside the leaves. That's all I do and I'm familiar with the rules of growing one. 

I'll post another photo when the flower opens. It is quite dramatic.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

6 comments:

  1. I just love surprises in the garden. This is a beauty. I have never had a bromeliad rebloom for me. Lucky you. Can't wait to see it in full flower.

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  2. Hi Phillip, That's exciting to see a surprise bloom, especially one so beautiful. I know you're enjoying the cooler temperatures.

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  3. Love it!! So fun when a plant blooms unexpectedly. I look forward to seeing it open.

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  4. I love surprise blooms. They are the sweetest. Happy Monday!

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  5. How pretty, you know I should get some for winter color in the house. Do they tolerate the dry air inside during winter?

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  6. Randy, they do. I've not had any problems with them inside.

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