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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Mar 1, 2019 5:49 PM CST
The masterpieces of color at sunset on the first of March.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Mar 1, 2019 5:51 PM CST
A few more shots...
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Mar 1, 2019 11:12 PM CST
Wow, those are all gorgeous, Scott! Smiling
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Mar 2, 2019 6:31 AM CST
All just beautiful, Scott, all so clean, I'm still fighting leaves here, now the live oaks are filling my bromeliads, they're the hardest to get out of the centers.

Lots of blooming bromeliads in my garden right now...
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Mar 2, 2019 6:39 AM CST
I'm just curious @ScotTi, estimate how many individual bromeliad plants that you think you have?
Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA due to Federal Agriculture Laws
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Mar 2, 2019 7:52 AM CST
Gina, I estimate named and unidentified Bromeliads 150-200.
Is there a 5 step addiction program?
Here is a peek at the 3 new named Neo. pups added to the collection yesterday.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Mar 2, 2019 8:36 AM CST
Here is a update on the solid color offspring removed from Neo 'Yang'. It has produced its first pup and has held the coloration of mom.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Mar 2, 2019 9:49 AM CST
Mine are not as pretty as yours at this time of the year...I have yet to start the bed cleanup, but here are a few that have been out in the flowerbeds for years
This is Bil Georgia (I think), its some lady's name, it may be 'Louise', but this is one of the hardiest Bils I have ever seen. Its growing against a 3 ft retaining wall with one of my many 'probably an Ae Blanchietta' plants
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And this is a nearby clump of said unknown. I have them everywhere. Front, back, by the pool....you can see how large they can get, well on the scale of a normal blanchettiana
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And a few high color Neos by the walkway


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Bil rosea blooming by the back door


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And a stand of them under the azaleas by the pool


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Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA due to Federal Agriculture Laws

Waykoolplantz
Mar 2, 2019 2:38 PM CST
ScotTi said:Gina, I estimate named and unidentified Bromeliads 150-200.
Is there a 5 step addiction program?


Please keep me posted if you have any success with intervention
Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Mar 2, 2019 2:41 PM CST
Everyboy's broms look fabulous and Scott, yours really do look so clean all the time. Sighing! I am envious.

Not that I can ever be accused of using one often enough but a large Kelly Clamp is great for getting the tiny Live Oak leaves out of the thorny deep throats of bromeliads. This one is about 12"long.
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Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Mar 2, 2019 2:45 PM CST
I've got some of those, and they do work well. I pick things out of my cactus with them.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Mar 2, 2019 3:02 PM CST
I use those in my beadwork. But I use a leaf blower to clean up the broms LOL
Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA due to Federal Agriculture Laws
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Mar 2, 2019 6:29 PM CST
Waykoolplantz said:

Please keep me posted if you have any success with intervention


I was tempted today when I went to get paint for the house.
I went to check out the garden center and this one caught my eye.
If it is a Neoregelia it's a new one to me, but my thoughts went to it actually being Aechmea 'Mend'.

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I do know the label is wrong.

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If I really believed it was a Neoregelia it would have joined the cart of paint. 😂
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Mar 2, 2019 6:57 PM CST
I think you need to go back. It is a pretty one! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Mar 3, 2019 6:34 AM CST
plantmanager said:I think you need to go back. It is a pretty one! Rolling on the floor laughing


Here is A. 'Mend' in the garden for comparison.


Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Mar 3, 2019 7:31 AM CST
Yeah, you don't need to go back, you already have that one and it is chock full of pups. Hurray!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Mar 4, 2019 5:59 AM CST
ScotTi said:Gina, I estimate named and unidentified Bromeliads 150-200.
Is there a 5 step addiction program?
Here is a peek at the 3 new named Neo. pups added to the collection yesterday.
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Scott, what is the far left Neo. with the dark spotches?
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Bromeliad Tropicals Foliage Fan
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sunkissed
Mar 4, 2019 6:16 AM CST
Scott, I agree that isn't 'Tricolor Perfecta' I do think Mend, and price is way too high. Blinking

I use the leaf blower for my large in ground and potted bromeliads, agaves, and aloes, works pretty good. The smaller potted plants I use a little set of tongs, kind of in my back pocket all the time...on going job this time of year. Sometimes I just take the hose to a plant and wash all the tree debris out of it, in fact that is one of my Spring day projects once the last leaves fall from the trees....Then the dog gets a bath. LOL.

I'm surely a bromeliad addict, I've been trying really hard to walk on by a new bromeliad...it's hard...really hard. Whistling


My three year old Neo. 'Zoe'
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Mar 4, 2019 6:36 AM CST
I tend to be a lot more apt to buy them when I am at either Tropiflora or a garden festival that has some nice and unusual ones. The box stores here do have them (as does every other grocery store, Trader Joe, Freshmarket, Publix, etc they have the mass produced Guzmanias and Neos) none of them have anything I want.
I don't tend to buy by 'cultivar' or species name, I buy by the looks of the plant, but the ones available here are a far cry from what ScotTi seems to see everyday just sitting around. I Have Ae Mend somewhere, bought it years ago, its floating around the yard in some nook or cranny.
Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA due to Federal Agriculture Laws
Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Master Gardener: Florida Organic Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Aquaponics Hibiscus
Orchids Fruit Growers Tropicals Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener
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ardesia
Mar 4, 2019 7:27 AM CST
Sherri, I used to have a 'Zoe' that looked just like yours. Sadly, like me, it got old and woody so I am starting over with some young pups.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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