Then in late July my Billbergia nutans 'Variegata' bloomed.
This looks like a bloom in the making, but so far there's nothing bloom-like in the cup (NOID on this one too).
Billbergia 'Hallelujah' was the next to join in.
The plant never did regain it's fantastic purple coloration after a few (llooonnnnggggg) months in the basement.
I'm quite sad to see this dark leafed beauty (another NOID) sending up a bloom, a bloom which was damn hard to photograph by the way.
I pray she throws out a baby or two before passing on, as I love the coloration on these leaves.
This one came to me as Nidularium procerum cv. Stripes.
It's bloom is subtle, which is kinda lovely since bromeliad blooms are usually quite flashy.
The whole plant.
Another angle, with its nextdoor neighbor fern and cryptanthus.
Finally another NOID, this one is a three-sided plant hanging in my Metapanax delavayi. These two plants are regularly visible...
But when I turned it to make sure I got water in the third plant's cup I got a surprise.
I have a nagging little voice saying these bromeliad blooms are not blooms of happiness, but rather blooms that say "I'm dying...help me..."...
A note about photos; the "new" Blogger platform has made additional changes to the way photos are uploaded and displayed. For some reason some photos are showing as horribly stretched and deformed on mobile devices, I have no idea why, or how to fix it. Hopefully a solution will present itself, in the mean time I just wanted to let you know I am aware of it.
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