A few of my favourite things..

Burst of Brom

burst-of-brom

It’s the floral equivilent of a party.

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6 responses

  1. burstmode

    It really is a party. What kind of bromeliad is this? I might have missed it as I really should be working and not looking at these, but I would love to know.

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    February 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

  2. It is called a Billbergia pyramidalis. They are very easy to grow – the testament of which is the fact that this one is still alive after a particularly savage period of drought here. We have several varieties, and although we have lost some, on the whole they are very hardy. They provide such show for so little gardening effort.

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    February 25, 2009 at 1:31 am

  3. Oh, ‘Bromeliad’… yes that name is more familiar to me. Very partyish indeed 🙂

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    February 25, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  4. Amanda, pineapples are from the same family. Are you too far north for pineapple growing? I know there are a lot of farms around the sunshine coast, and we purchased most of our broms from that area.

    I’ve only been up your way once, and I really only remember LOTS of beautiful waterfalls and, of course, the reef.

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    February 26, 2009 at 12:48 am

  5. vimal

    this almost looks like it’s handmade 😀

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    February 26, 2009 at 2:26 am

  6. I agree Vimal, I could almost imagine finding it as a sculpture in metal in a gallery.

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    February 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

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