Post last updated: October 11th, 2018

Leigh’s bromeliad collection beats the socks off of mine. Look at these beauties:

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Neoregelia Fireball
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Neoregelia ‘Gaspacho’ or ‘Touche’

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Neoregelia 'Hannibal Lecter'
Neoregelia ‘Hannibal Lecter’
This thing has nasty, biting teeth.

I saved the best for last. This one makes me swoon.

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Neoregelia Picasso

12 thoughts on “LEIGH’S BROMELIADS”

  1. Oh my! They are absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if she could give the names of any of those? Do they all survive the winters without any protection or some protection? Do they all grow in the shade or with some sun?
    As the saying goes: I am lusting after those beauties. I am waiting with baited breath.

    1. Meta – I’ll try to get names from her the next time I see her. She is a working artist of some renown and I limit my visits/phone calls. All of them are in her backyard in an older subdivision of small yards and alleys. Her backyard is smaller than most because she used part of the backyard for a two-car garage. Some of the bromeliads are up against the house, including a huge, GORGEOUS angel wing begonia, so I assume the house gives some protection. Others are in pots inside her cottage garden fence which is very open and about four feet tall. Every last one of them is OUTSIDE, not in the house.

    1. Girl – I hear you! I’d never get away with it. I drooled all over it the first time I laid eyes on it. Then I asked to come back and photograph it. If it grew legs, she would know where to look and I’d be looking at a tour of the glamour slammer. I’m gonna hafta content myself with a photograph of it.

    1. Uh, Farmpest, I’m already in deep but I consider it an extension of my garden hobby. I’ve bought them off Craigslist, the garden club sales, wherever I can get them cheap. Consequently, none of mine are as Fab-u-lous as Leigh’s.

  2. I hafta admit Bromeliads are out of my scope unless they’re in a bank lobby but these are outstanding. Are those itty bitty flowers coming out of the centers? I also noticed a nasturtium in one of the pics…those I know!

  3. Linda, you are a Sweetheart for getting those names. Thank you so much.
    I have a few Bromeliads that I usually get at garage sales, but I am absoltely “lusting” after the purple Neoregelia Picasso.
    I will keep my eyes peeled open for those…..and if I ever see any of the others I will get them too.

    1. Meta — I was happy to get that info for you. I know what you mean about lusting after that purple Neoregelia Picasso. I almost swooned over it the first time I saw it. Don’t know how I missed it the first couple times I was in her yard. I have a small Bromeliad collection most of which I bought via Craigslist, garden club sales and Leigh gave me a start of the Neoregelia Fireball in the first photo. She has actually painted some of her bromeliads.

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