Tag : epiphyte

Beautiful Neoregelias

Beautiful Neoregelias

For a couple of years now I have attended the Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society show and sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The color and diversity of these plants is not to be believed! I love them all, but am always drawn to the neoregelias [(knee-o-ra-geel-ee-as) my attempt at helping you

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Oakleaf Basket Fern

Oakleaf Basket Fern

I have to say, I am fascinated by epiphytes. It is so amazing to me that plants can grow without soil.  I’ve always loved the stag horn ferns (Platycerium), but was truly taken by the oakleaf fern (Drynaria quercifolia). I’ve seen them in two conservatories, but the following pictures are

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A Southern Icon

A Southern Icon

You’ll never know how disappointed I was to go to South Carolina and not see any Spanish moss. When we visited, Hurricane Hugo had recently ravaged the south. Where did all the Spanish moss go? It was blown away. All the trees were bare, and it was so disappointing. What

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Zebra Basketvine

Zebra Basketvine

      I bought this plant on a whim at a local grocery store. I knew it was an Aeschynanthus, in the Gesneriaceae family. I did not know what its flowers would look like. I didn’t really care, as the mottled foliage would have been enough for me. Today,

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