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Feb 13, 2019 12:55 AM CST
Glad you liked it, Frenchy. It's really like walking through an art museum and garden center. It was a cow pasture 🐄 in 1968. I think it was built in '72 and even then there was a pasture across the street from it.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 13, 2019 6:06 AM CST
Jeez, nobody told me the Bromeliads had gotten their own group!! Confused I kept looking for updates in the Tropicals Forum. Sad So glad I have found you!!! Hurray!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 13, 2019 6:21 AM CST
Welcome! we lobbied LOL
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 13, 2019 6:24 AM CST
Hi Hetty, yeah it was quick, glad you found us.

I was at Leu Gardens in Winter Park a couple days ago, they had lots of bromelaids blooming, mostly Aechmea and Billbergia.

This one Neoregelia really caught my eye, luckily it had an ID tag on it, Neo. 'Star Wars' , it was right next to some Billbergia 'Darth Vader' Green Grin!


Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Feb 13, 2019 6:34 AM CST
sunkissed said:Hi Hetty, yeah it was quick, glad you found us.

I was at Leu Gardens in Winter Park a couple days ago, they had lots of bromelaids blooming, mostly Aechmea and Billbergia.

This one Neoregelia really caught my eye, luckily it had an ID tag on it, Neo. 'Star Wars' , it was right next to some Billbergia 'Darth Vader' Green Grin!




Another Skotak hybrid! Thumbs up
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 13, 2019 6:34 AM CST
I just found this information...World Bromeliad Conference 2020...70th Anniversary of the Bromeliad Society International! Sarasota, FL. I told my husband I know what I want to do for our anniversary in June of 2020 Lovey dubby


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Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Feb 13, 2019 7:15 AM CST
June 2020, sounds like a good time for a round up, what do you all think???

Hetty, so glad you found us, I have missed you.

Yesterday DH and I were viewing homes and one was a complete train wreck, we had no interest in this one at all but, out in their lanai there was a pitiful but gorgeous Neo. It had obviously not been watered in weeks, the leaves were shriveled but they were the most outstanding, brilliant red. I was ever so tempted to rescue it, LOL.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 13, 2019 8:00 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up on the round up Hurray!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 13, 2019 1:55 PM CST
We should organize a Florida trade. Like a mail trade. People post their lists of tradable stuff (broms, aroids, hoya cuttings, whatever could be mailed) and make some deals!
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Feb 13, 2019 3:34 PM CST
I thought I would share this life save. A week before Christmas stopped by a local nursery that I visit every so often to check out what's new. On this visit I was given this unnamed Neoregelia. The top of the plant had been broken off from the root stock that had pushed up 2 new pups. I was asked if I wanted to see if I could save it. I removed the lower leaves to expose a bit of the green stem. I just sat it in a pot that was half filled with potting soil. I really thought it was a lost cause.
Surprise Surprise look what I see now.
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plantmanager
Feb 13, 2019 3:38 PM CST
That's great, Scott! They seem extremely hardy. I had tossed a few ratty broms on the compost pile and they rooted in quickly, so I had to pot them back up!
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Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Feb 13, 2019 3:39 PM CST
Great growing Scott, that is a pretty one. Thumbs up Thumbs up

Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Feb 13, 2019 3:39 PM CST
Hurray! Scot, that is a good lesson for all of us ... never give up hope!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 13, 2019 3:54 PM CST
When I have one like that, I 'sister' it with another plant. If you push the rootless end down between the leaves on the of another brom until its kinda tight, it will root there and you can take it out later.
I kind of rescued my little Neophytums recently...they were languishing in a corner so I mounted one on a coir totem (I think this one is 'Blaze') and the other I repotted in loose mix pending mounting it somewhere as well (I think this is my long lost Galactic Warrior)
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Feb 13, 2019 3:55 PM CST
Foster's Favorite??


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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Feb 13, 2019 5:05 PM CST
Gina1960 said:Foster's Favorite??




Looks like Foster's Favorite to me.
Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Feb 13, 2019 7:56 PM CST
Gina, that 'Foster's Favorite' looks great. I am embarassed to admit I have not cleaned up the winter damage on my'Perez', I need to get out there and clean up all the dead leaves. It has never been fertilized, maybe I'll give it a snack.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 13, 2019 9:21 PM CST
Thanks Alice! These were in a nursery pot stuck in a corner like a lot of my plants when I started my greenhouse rehab this summer.
I have a very large Anthurium faustinomirandae in a 35 gallon container. I actually have 2, this one in a container, and another in the ground in the back of the greenhouse. I don't want to put them both inground because they are really space hogs. Long stems, HUGE leaves. This one is trunked and was starting to list so I staked it with a piece of PVC that is actually made into a spiral. I wrapped the trunk and the spiral in coir matting to give the roots something to grow into, and mounted these broms on top of the whole thing. I'm also trying to get a couple philodendrons to grow up it and make a more natural effect.
This is the one in the ground in back that I used as a focal point for some rocks and bromeliads and other plants. This is the smaller of the 2 Anthuriums, and the rocks are kind of supporting its trunk as well
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 14, 2019 6:56 AM CST
ScotTi said:I thought I would share this life save. A week before Christmas stopped by a local nursery that I visit every so often to check out what's new. On this visit I was given this unnamed Neoregelia. The top of the plant had been broken off from the root stock that had pushed up 2 new pups. I was asked if I wanted to see if I could save it. I removed the lower leaves to expose a bit of the green stem. I just sat it in a pot that was half filled with potting soil. I really thought it was a lost cause.
Surprise Surprise look what I see now.
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That's great Scott, I had a similar situation with an Aechmea Mend, a branch busted a young plant off way above the base, even lost a few outer leaves, I stuck in in a pot hoping for the best and a year later it is a beautiful plant. They are the coolest plants ever. Thumbs up
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Feb 14, 2019 7:22 AM CST
I checked my Perez last night and it does have a bloom starting.

Here are some blooms from my day at Harry P Leu Gardens on Monday, I don't know what they all are, but you all can chime in if you know what they are.
NOID
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Bill. 'Lots of spots'
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Uknown Billbergia with huge bloom
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NOID but sure would like to know what this one is??
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Some close ups of Aechmea blooms, most too far in the garden to get an ID.
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This one is N. 'Passion' I really like it. Lovey dubby




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