I would know I do not need more plants. But. But when you'd been sitting in front of your laptop screen for countless days on end, not leaving the house other than to go on a quick walk around the neighborhood, your mind does wander. Oh maybe I'll just take a quick peek at the Bird Rock Tropicals website. You know, just looking, a mental break from name checking, caption writing and formatting. Then you find yourself thinking about the fact you haven't visited a nursery in days (days I tell you!) and what the heck, it wouldn't be so bad if you ordered just a couple of things, right? Then just a few days later this shows up at your door...
These Aechmea recurvata v. recurvata were supper inexpensive and I think I'm going to pretend I live in Santa Barbara and plant them out in the garden next spring.
Here's the goal, I saw this flaming clump of goodness at San Marcos Growers.
I think I'm the only bromeliad lover who doesn't have a Billbergia 'Hallelujah'—problem solved.
I've ordered Aechmea recurvata v. benrathii before and love it. I would have gotten more than one, but that's all they had.
The plant I'm probably most excited about from this order is Hohenbergia leopoldo-horstii (dark clone)...
It's small, but fabulous.
Okay, truth be told, I did make a quick outing the other day, to snap a couple of last-minute photos for the book. Wouldn't you know it, my route took me right by Portland Nursery! Of course I stopped in to check out the bromeliads. This beauty was labeled as Neoregelia eleutheropetala, which should color up to look like this. Pretty cool eh?
I also grabbed this unlabeled one. The stripes made it a must have.
Thinking about plants, writing about plants, it's only natural I would buy some plants...right?
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