Broms in the 'wild'

bromadams(10b)July 7, 2010

I went to Discovery Cove in Orlando and was surprised to see some decent bromeliads besides the typical Guzmanias and Neos.

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splinter1804

Hi everyone,

It's always great to see brom's in a garden setting and these are no exception. I especially like the Tillandsias in pic. 2.

Thanks for sharing them with us, they're a good eye tonic.

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 6:04PM
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bob61

Great looking plants. That is one well branched Vriesea and the duratii is definitely not lacking for moisture. Very well done
Best Bob

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 7:18PM
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bromadams(10b)

The xerographicas and the duratii really surprised me, almost as much as the free beer and the incredible number of UK and Australian visitors.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 9:28PM
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brom_adorer(Mid-North Coast, NSW)

free beer? That accounts for the Aussies and poms! he he
Nice pics BTW.
Is Discovery Cove a resort/hotel/garden/nursery?
BA

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 9:59PM
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bromadams(10b)

Discovery Cove is part of SeaWorld, but a separate admission. They used to be owned by inbev and Anheuser-Busch before that. I think they got spun off and are now on their own.

Orlando is an odd place. There are three big resorts/theme parks: Universal, SeaWorld and Disney and they are all so much alike despite the different themes that you tend to lump them all together into just "Orlando". They must constantly steal each others ideas.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 10:50PM
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brom_adorer(Mid-North Coast, NSW)

We have a sea world here too (Qld, Australia). I know it has a shark cove, but not sure about discovery cove. pretty sure theres no bromeliads there, or I would go more often!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 5:17AM
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