Garden Photos forum: Billbergia Nutans - Queen's Tears and a surprise.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 18, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Right on schedule the Billbergia nutans - Queens Tears is blooming. This years blooms are about 1/3 the normal size .. I'm not quite sure they are so small this year.

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And a total surprise this morning - Lady Margaret - Passiflora .. I don't think I've ever seen a Passiflora blooming in February! I'm thinking that the extraordinary warm ups we've had might be the cause .. The plant is in a pot in the greenhouse.


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And last but certainly not least, my Bougainvillea brasiliensis, Raspberry Ice is in full bloom.


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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Feb 18, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Lovey dubby All three are beautiful!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 18, 2013 8:28 PM CST
They are .. the colors of the Billbergia are astonishing!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 19, 2013 7:43 AM CST
Billbergia so unexpected. Beautiful Pass also.
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Feb 19, 2013 8:18 AM CST
My friendship plant is still sleeping, must check it in the morning.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 19, 2013 9:56 AM CST
I have another Billbergia, pyramidalis - Flaming Torch I received in trade late last Summer.. the flowers are completely different I'm hoping it will bloom for me this year .. it's bloom time is is late Summer into Fall. I'd love other species of Billbergia so if anyone has any, let's trade!
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Feb 20, 2013 7:36 PM CST
I absolutely love the Billbergia nutans - Queens Tears!!! Lovey dubby I have never been able to find one and i have looked.Do you know of any nurseries that i might be able to get one from.I just remembered i got the Logee's spring 2013 Plants for home & garden in the mail taday.I am going to look through it and hope lady luck is smiling down on me.

Beautiful plants,nothing will make you smile the rest of the day like waking up to a surprise like that!! Smiling Thumbs up

One of my christmas cactus surprised me with a 2nd. showing! Smiling
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A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Feb 20, 2013 9:02 PM CST
Get one, get a thousand. That is why it is known as friendship plant. Gift them around.
Regards,
Arif.

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