Friday, March 19, 2010

Fertilizer Friday Blooms

Today is Fertilizer Friday and I do not have anything
blooming right now so I will have to fall back on some
pictures taken at the Franklin Park Conservatory.
So join with us over at " Tootsie Time " and ' Flaunt
those Flowers'. Some of you are starting to get some
beautiful Spring blooms already and it has been
wonderful to see all of them as I travel around the

I fell in love with this Bromeliad. I believe it was
aechmea "Ruby Sun."
The big pink blooms with lavender were so large
and just beautiful.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and
since it arrives Saturday.

Happy Spring Gardening !!


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It won't be long Lona before you have lots of flowers blooming in your garden! I've been enjoying your pictures from the conservatory!

nancybond said...

Beautiful -- and unique -- blooms. :) Enjoy your weekend, Lona.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Your pictures are always so professional. I think you and I have the same camera, but I sure cannot get the pictures to look like yours!

Do you use an auto setting or the flower setting or do you set manually - wish you lived closer!


Darla said...

Bromeliads are great plants it you have the right environment for them.....Happy Spring Gardening to you as well!

Roses and Lilacs said...

The first day of spring and we are supposed to have several inches of snow. Oh well, spring will be all the sweeter when it finally gets here.

Love the photos. I've seen bromelaids grown as house plants and they are beautiful.

You have a great weekend too.

RainGardener said...

Lona how beautiful! And so enjoyable with your music. I guess I haven't had my speakers on before when visiting. Just lovely!

noel said...

aloha lona, i love that music, is that windhom hill? i am a brom fan also and love all the lovely colors and variegations...thanks for sharing this today :)

cherry said...

Happy Spring to you too Miss Lona
I can't wait to see some big beautiful blooms and smell some fresh cut grass

hugs, Cherry

gippslandgardener said...

Sorry to hear that you don't have anything in bloom yet Lona, but I bet over the coming weeks your garden will be exploding with new life and colour!
Thanks for sharing the bromeliad photos!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Catherine : Glad we went to the conservatory or I wouldn't have any pictures.LOL! Soon maybe I will have something blooming.Have a great weekend.

Nancy: You have a wonderful weekend too.

Eileen: I do both, manual and auto focus. Believe ,e I delete more pictures than I keep LOL!

Darla: They would probably grow wonderful for you. Have a great weekend.

Marnie: I heard snow was moving in for Spring. That is just not fair. It is suppose to go below us and we get some rain. I will take it LOL!

RG: It gets on my nerves sometimes with the music. LOL! If it bugs you all let me know and I will get rid of it. Have a good weekend RG!

Noel: Well I am clueless LOL! Have a wonderful weekend in Paradise.

Cherry: Oh, I love to smell new mowed grass too. Have a great weekend Cherry!

GLG: Some things are starting to grow now. I can hardly wait! Have a great weekend in the garden.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful tropical flowers. I love those bromeliad blooms.

pogonip said...

Hang in there, girl! Your garden is just waiting for a few warm days to flaunt itself. Once Spring gets a little momentum, it's unstoppable :)

Carol said...

I love the exotic nature of Bromeliads Lona. Lovely shots. WE will be having blooms soon!! ;>)

The Idiot Gardener said...

It's getting exciting now. As th days get longer, the anticipatioen is reaching a fever pitch. All we need is a few hours of sunshine...

It's raining again!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I always loved this plant. So exotic! Thanks for the pictures, Lona!

Barbara said...

This plant is not my favorite, but your photos are great. I count myself lucky to already have crocuses, snowdrops, and daffodils in the garden - and you will soon, too.

Noelle said...

Your bromeliad photos are just beautiful. They are unusual plants aren't they? I do hope that spring finds you quickly so that you can enjoy your own blooming garden :-)

Tootsie said...

I have killed a few of those in my time!!! they are gorgeous!
thanks for joining me this week

Stephanie said...

Bromeliads always amazes me! It is always nice to see those flower coming out like that.

Meems said...

Soon you will be full of blooms and so happy to be in your garden. The photos of the conservatory remind me of a Florida garden... all those things grow in the ground here.

I've been meaning to tell you how stunning your header photos are... they make me smile each time I click on your blog.