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Brom in Bloom

Posted by tinael01 9B (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 18, 11 at 13:50

I got this from a yard sale a few months ago. Just look!
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RE: Brom in Bloom

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.


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


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 18, 11 at 17:16

Very nice Tina, it looks happy there!

Tom


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


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Beautiful!


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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


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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!


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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


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


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


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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.


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


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