Sunday, May 9, 2010

Flower Show

The local bromeliad fanciers were having a show and sale today at the mall. How easy it would be to become obsessed with collecting and growing these plants, with their seemingly endless variations on color and size!

They are quite hardy, but each plant only blooms once in its lifetime. The inflorescence lasts for months, so it's worth the wait. After the "mother" blooms, she produces a "pup" by her side that grows into the new plant.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!



3 comments:

  1. P.S. Sorry some of the (cellphone) pictures are fuzzy!

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  2. Nope, I managed to resist. I'm afraid if I got one, they'd be like potato chips and who knows where that would end?

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