1.15.2009

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day at Clatter Valley



There's precious little in the way of flowers in January here at Clatter Valley, so I try to compensate for the lack of quantity by going all out for quality. Queen's tears (Billbergia nutans) is a Brazilian bromeliad relative that blooms without fail here when days are darkest. Its amazing combination of colors sure brightens up the room. Carol over at May Dreams Gardens hosts Bloom Day; head over there to see what's brightening the day for other gardeners.

14 comments:

nancybond said...

That flower is exquisite! I'm sure I've never seen anything like it -- a whole kaleidoscope of color by itself! Wonderful.

Gail said...

Oh my, exquisite is the word for your bloom today! Truly I have never seen anything like this bromeliad. It had to be a tropical! Gail

Chandramouli S said...

Is that a rainbow flower? So many colors in a single flower! Wow! That's so beautiful, Steve

Hilery - Desert Greenhouse Guide said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like that! The colors like one of those crazy candies I used to eat as a kid. Amazing!

inadvertent farmer said...

Ohh that is such a spectacular bloom, what vivid colors!

Wayne Stratz said...

you met your goal of striving for quality. Lovely!

Steve Silk said...

Nancy-when I first heard about that plant and its winter blooms (in this part of world anyway), I knew I just had to have it. Haven't been disappoointed.

Steve Silk said...

Gail--Yes, wouldn't that be one heck of a hardy plant! But it is one of the easiest, least demanding plants in my whole plant zoo, so I don't begrudge hauling it in and out spring and fall.

Steve Silk said...

Chandramouli-I think that plant is actually from sowmehere over the rainbow. It's out of this world!

Steve Silk said...

Hilery--It is indeed one extrraordinary collection of colors. And so incredibly welcome in bleak January. Thanks for stopping by!

Steve Silk said...

IF--It's a goodie, though in all honesty, there's not much else to recommend that plant. Foliage isn't all that special. But when it blooms, well, then it's worth having for sure.

Steve Silk said...

Wayne--Yes, orchids of course are the other flower going off around here now, but for sheer beauty and audacious color, I'd stack Queen's Tears up against almost anything else.

Carol said...

That's a very festive bloom. Thanks for brightening bloom day with it.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Marie said...

I love that bomeliad. I've added to my house plant wish list. Thank you!