META’S BLOOMS

Post last updated: October 3rd, 2018

Meta sent me some photos for the blog because my camera died.  Currently blooming at Meta’s:

Red and yellow gloriosa lily
Red and yellow gloriosa lily
Photo by Meta

She particularly likes her purple blooming bromeliads because they bloom a few times during the year in her Zone 9 garden yet they don’t require a lot of fussing over.  She said they can take part sun, part shade, but a bit more shade. Starting out with a one gallon pot, she divided them and continued to divide them until they now fill a huge area under a palm tree. She is hoping they will spread towards the fence and if they don’t? She “will help them along to get there.” I have no idea what that means but it sounded like a threat so I decided not to ask.

Meta bromeliad -
Purple blooming bromeliads
I cropped out a lot of them because of a camper next door
Photo by Meta
Close-up of the purple bromeliad blooms
Close-up of the purple bromeliad blooms
Photo by Meta

12 thoughts on “META’S BLOOMS”

  1. Beautiful! The gloriosa lilies are just gorgeous on the fence! I was in India visiting relatives a couple years ago and was so surprised to see gloriosa lilies growing wild. Not something you usually see in the wild! The bromeliads are so pretty too. Here we would call them houseplants.

    1. Indie – I’m not the least bit surprised that gloriosa lilies grow wild in India. Meta and I do not agree on what constitutes an invasive plant and I don’t want to make her mad so I’ll just “mention” that gloriosa lilies are vine-like, if not an actual vine, and vines tend to take off for parts unknown.

  2. I think all of us want to grow things that we can not grow in our own area. but that is what makes it so nice to see other gardens in different climate zones.
    We will never get bored with what creation has to offer us.

    1. Kate – when temptation gets the better of you, make sure to get the one with the brilliant red. I’ve got one here that is not as pretty as Meta’s. And yes, she has gorgeous plants. She shared some of her peacock ginger with me the first time we met but I’m very envious of her bromliads. Mostly because she has enough of them to make a “statement”.

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