Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Very Enjoyable Day at the Moot Flower Show

Nice flowers at the Edison Flower Show, but I kinda like the current bloom going on at home:

This is a Bromeliad (Vriesea Christiane).
The red "flower" is actually a  bract,  or specialized leaf. Similar to the bracts of Poinsettia or Bougainvillea. The red bract will look like this for months. Next time you see me, ask me how I got started in bromeliads.

The flower is actually a tiny thing. Here is one in bloom, and you can see some others that are almost ready to go.

I also have a trusty Clivia Miniata in bloom. These flowers are hanging in there for a third week. This plant is like the EverReady bunny of clivias. You can see the stalk of the previous bloom below the current one. No berries formed, alas. This plant has been performing for 2 months.

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