Bromeliads

Bromeliad in October 2010

Bromeliad in October 2010

If you are lucky enough to have bromeliads in your yard, you are awakening this time of year to a burst of color that is unsurpassed at any other time of the year. Bromeliads bloom in July, but they burst into full bloom in September/October. They are not long-lasting bloomers, but the colors of red, orange, yellow, and purple distinguish them from other colorful flowers. Bromeliads are air plants and therefore do not require healthy soil for growth. They also proliferate easily. Where once they occupied a rather limited area in my yard around a tree, they now encircle that tree several feel deep. This morning when I cut back some extraneous growth among the bromeliads, I found that there were some blooms hiding beneath the over-growth. For years, I spelled bromeliads incorrectly (bromiliads was my spelling) but, thanks to universal replace, every spelling is now correct in my journal.

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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