"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. " ~Lindley Karstens

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday:Needle Flower and Aechmea chantinii Blooming

Needle Flower (Augusta rivalis)
Family: Rubiaceae
Needle Flower (Augusta rivalis)
Family: Rubiaceae

Needle Flower (Augusta rivalis)
Family: Rubiaceae
Needle Flower (Augusta rivalis)
Family: Rubiaceae


Aechmea chantinii
Aechmea chantinii

Aechmea chantinii
Aechmea chantinii
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9 comments:

  1. Both of these are fabulous, a black bromeliad? cool.

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    1. The bromeliad is more deep burgundy,with gray stripes. Love it even it is not blooming. Also love it can take the Florida full sun.

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  2. Enchanting choices for Wordless Wednesday...love that Aechmea!!! Your garden is looking so lush!

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    1. Thanks! That Aechmea is also my favorite!

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  3. Hi Ami...The needle flower plant that you mailed me just bloomed for the first time today. I've been watching the buds stretching to the sky and wondered what they would look like. I'm thrilled with them. Yours are beautiful!

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    1. Susan: I was wondering how was yours doing when I saw my need flower started setting buds. Glad yours survived, mine is growing into a big bush after three years even I did some big trim. It looks even more beautiful when blooming in mass.

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  4. That is a lovely Bromeliad bloom.
    Love the way you captured every moment of the blooming time. Beautiful!

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  5. Thanks. I was eagerly waiting for the bloom when I saw the red bracts shooting out from the center. First time blooming is always exciting, and it turns out be a beautiful one!

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  6. Beautiful blooms Ami - I love the water droplets on the petals. Exquisite!

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