Brom in Bloom

tinael01(10A)November 18, 2011

I got this from a yard sale a few months ago. Just look!

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zzackey(8b GA)

Wow! How pretty. You did well! I think that's called Queen's Tears. At least that what a lady told me that had a huge one of those on her porch.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 3:58PM
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amberroses(10a)

I never find any plants at yard sales. Looks like a nice haul for you.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 5:02PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Very nice Tina, it looks happy there!

Tom

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 5:16PM
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wallisadi

i love the colors in that one, not a clue for a name, have a few here and very cold hardy....nice find

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 7:10PM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 8:49PM
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alexcortez(10b)

Amazing. I have seen that plant before and it looked ordinary. Now I see how extraordinary it is. I guess like my pineapples.. they looked pretty plain until I had my first pineapple poke out. They then became the neighborhood talk LOL

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 12:36AM
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tinael01(10A)

Thank you! It surprised the heck out of me I can tell you. :) I only started growing bromiliads this spring so I didn't expect it. But the timing (Thanksgiving) is awesome!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 7:46AM
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pabrocb(Sarasota/Cape Cod)

Very pretty. I look everywhere for Bromeliads. The last one I bought was from a retired clown's estate sale. It was sitting in a pot in the back yard, all over grown and a mess. They didn't have a price on it, but when I asked, they said $6.

There is a resale shop at my mother's assisted living. Once there were a bunch of ratty bromeliads out front.

I bring them all home and split them with my neighbor. It's fun!

I have not yet begun to dig up plants from people's abandoned yards, but have been tempted.

CB in Sarasota

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 3:09PM
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dirtygardener73(9a)

My queen's tears has one lonely little bloom. Yours is gorgeous! Mine seems to bloom better in the spring.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 4:52PM
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tinael01(10A)

What?! It will bloom again in spring? That't great! Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 8:10PM
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fawnridge(10A)

Yes, that one blooms twice, sometimes three times a year. I've got a couple of terra cotta pots filled with them and a few in a colony in the ground. Post the picture on the Bromeliad forum and they'll ID it for you.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 11:25AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

It's Billbergia nutans commonly known as Queen Tears or Friendship Plant.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 12:46PM
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