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Jun 10, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Hope @ScotTi doesn't mind, I started the new thread for June.

I just returned last week from spending 3 months in Utah, home schooling my grandkids. Phew. Now I am digging my garden out of a mass of waist-high weeds. Thankful for the few days of cooler weather we had last week, although the rain was a bit much. Phew, again.

Found this lovely Aechmea 'Perez' that @ardesia gave me several years ago. The original plant is still there, but winding down, and it has 3 pups around it now. I'm going to have to find it a nice new pot to spread out in.
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My A. Black Chantinii with a nice big bloom on it, too.
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 12, 2020 6:09 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Welcome back to FL, Elaine and thank you for the June thread. Nice blooms. Bet you're glad to be home.

Aechmea Nudicaulis Xavante
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N. Cruenta
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Jun 12, 2020 6:43 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Sherri, that shot of N. Cruenta is stunning.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 12, 2020 1:30 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
Nice NOID Neo I uncovered in my garden this morning.
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 13, 2020 6:03 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Lots of Neos are blooming now, funny they all seem to have their season to bloom.

N. Purple Phantom a smaller Neo. It's up in a tree.
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Jun 13, 2020 8:10 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
This big thug really does have it's "season". It blooms and makes a huge head of seeds that turn ivory/white, every year in June.
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"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Jun 13, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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It is such a beautiful thug.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 13, 2020 11:57 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
I like those kind, the bloom then the seeds are just as, if not more interesting. A. Mend and Alvarez are the same way.

What has happened to Scott Ti, haven't seen him around? Shrug!
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Jun 13, 2020 4:34 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Let's hope he is enjoying a vacation someplace nice. Crossing Fingers!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 16, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
ardesia said:Let's hope he is enjoying a vacation someplace nice. Crossing Fingers!


Yep!! Enjoyed my vacation very much. The best part was blowing my Stimulus check on some Bromeliads.
This is a peek at a new genus for me that stimulated my eyes.

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Anyone want to take a stab at the name?
Hint: It's a tongue twister.
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Jun 16, 2020 4:19 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
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Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Ornamental grass
Schizachyrium or Japanese blood grass Imperata cylindrica? Just a stab in the dark red and green foliage...
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jun 16, 2020 5:17 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Could it be a Fascicularia bicolor?
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Jun 16, 2020 5:21 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Or maybe Araeococeus flagellifolius?
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 16, 2020 7:41 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
ardesia said:Or maybe Araeococeus flagellifolius?


👍 Araeococcus flagellifolious
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Jun 17, 2020 4:58 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Hurray! I finally got something right.......
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 17, 2020 5:38 AM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
ardesia said: Hurray! I finally got something right.......


Take a stab at this one...

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Hint: It will obtain good coloration in strong light growing conditions.
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Jun 17, 2020 6:06 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
Glad you had a good vacation Scott.

Interesting bromeliads. Never heard of Araeococeus flagellifolius so I Googled it (good guess Alice) the pictures look like the second one you posted. Shrug!
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Jun 17, 2020 6:41 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
I confess, I googled "grass-like Bromeliads" then took a guess(s) from the images. I'll have to go back and do it again, I remember seeing something like this current mystery brom.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 17, 2020 6:49 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
Alice the bromeliad detective Green Grin!
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Jun 17, 2020 7:50 AM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
ardesia said:I confess, I googled "grass-like Bromeliads" then took a guess(s) from the images. I'll have to go back and do it again, I remember seeing something like this current mystery brom.



This one will be fairly easy once you find the genus as only 2 species exist.

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