Getting Some Air …. Plants
Inspired by my visit to Steve Edney’s garden at Sweetbriar, where a striped bromeliad sat astride the branches of an old cordyline, I decided to look beyond the terrestrial and think about what I could grow in my own trees at The Watch House. I am ...
Bromeliad Propagation – Learn How To Grow Bromeliad Pups
One of the more fun aspects of bromeliads is their ability to produce pups, or offsets. These are the babies of the plant which primarily reproduces vegetatively. Bromeliads need to reach maturity before producing its lovely flower, which lasts many months.
A breath of fresh air: Air-purifying houseplant Tillandsia
Hailing from Central and South America, Tillandsias belong to the Bromeliad family of plants. With well over 500 known species – the most famous being the pineapple – the plant probably developed in the Cretaceous period some 65 million years ago.
Gateway Sculpture at Pembroke Pines / Brooks + Scarpa Architects
The experience under the sculpture creates a dappled light effect as you walk between bromeliad mounds—an experience like that of a subtropical hardwood forest. The sculpture provides a shaded area for seating, as well as programmable up lighting that ...
4285 1971. Lighthearted bridge tutorials, Thurs mornings, clubroom in Figtree Park, 9.30, cost $5. 0438 538 393. Illawarra Bromeliad Society: 1st Sat of the mth, noon, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. 4272 4110. Illawarra Cancer Carers Crafters: meet Fridays ...
Queen’s Tears is easy to grow, but drainage must be good
I recently purchased a houseplant called Queen’s Tears. How should I care for it? A. Queen’s Tears, Bilbergia nutans, is an easy-to-grow member of the bromeliad family. In its native Brazil it grows as an epiphyte on trees. Here, it is most commonly ...
These hungry bug eaters put on a show
“The No. 1 question I get from kids: Will it eat my finger?” said Eric Trygg, longtime president of the Sacramento Bromeliad and Carnivorous Plant Society. “Adults always ask, will it eat mosquitoes?” The answers: No and yes. Carnivorous plants don ...
Grits, boiled peanuts and y’all: A guide to Southern manners
“Other people are surprised.” He calls the gray bromeliad (it’s not really moss, experts say) on trees “holistic medicine” that goes back generations. First kill red bugs and chiggers common to the plant by boiling or microwaving the mos
Florida’s Indian River Research Center names new director
He will continue to research ways on controlling invasive insects including the Mexican bromeliad weevil, Sri Lankan weevil scale and ambrosia beetles in the citrus industry. “We are hiring new faculty members whose missions will be to resolve the ...
Gardening events in the Houston area
Free. Mosquito Control and You: with Rebecca Riley. Bromeliad Society/Houston meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the West Gray Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray; bromeliadsociety/houston. Free. THURSDAY Fall Vegetables: Harris County Master Gardener Green Thumb program.