Florida day 7 Joe's Garden
Joe's garden was really great as he took me round it we talked about all the plants he was growing and what he had done with garden, it was true heaven to be so immersed in the garden.
A large Tillandsia hybrid.
Above. A stunning Orchid
Above and below. Two fantastic epiphytic fern. In a another life i would collect and grow these.
I think this (above) is Quesnelia edmondoi
Tillandsia. Possibly 'Lucille' or a hybrid with streptophylla.
An epiphytic Cactus, i think Whitrockia
Above, looks like Aechmea nudicaulis cultivar.
Above and below. Two beautiful Orchids.
A nice clump of T. ionantha
A real favorite of mine Neoregelia carcharodon (hybrid or cultivar there of)
An orchid with leaves just like a Tillandsia albertiana.
Above. Aechmea 'Blue Rain' A lovely thing, i saw alot of this plant. Mass produced no doubt. Incredible colors in the flower spikes. I took some lovely images of small Lizards drinking nectar out of these flowers in the Mary Selby Botanic garden. We shall see those images in another blog post.
Below is two pictures of an Aroid Climbing up into a palm tree. Monstera or Anthurium sp
Above. Will have to check this ones name. I think its in the Portea genus.
Above. No Id.
Look how vigerous Bromeliads are in Joe's garden down on the East coast of Florida. This lovely variegated Neoregelia is quite a statement.
Its Aechmea blanchetaiana of course. This is a good landscape plant.
Above and below. A basket fern or birds nest fern. I just love these, there are many species that have this adaptation of holding onto thier old leaves.
An Oncidium Orchid
Above if im not mistaken (it was a couple of years ago now) Aechmea 'Little Harve' or 'Little Harves Brother'
Some sort of Aechmea naudicaulis..
Just stunning! Aechmea orlandiana, (Pink or White Knight?) Growing in Joe's garden.
Oh im so rusty on Orchids.