I have acquired two new bromeliads, three if you count the one I got from the clearance rack about a month ago. That was flowering, and I figured would put a new pup soon - but that is when they are often put on the clearance rack, discarded. I have done that before, and then suddenly one day begin to wonder what happened to that plant, only to discover that it must have gone to bromeliad heaven or dissolved into a pile of slime or something, but really is no-where to be found.
I know I had one of these matchstick bromeliad - I have a photo of it blooming on my blog, but where did it go?
This one with the zigzag sides is different I am sure I have not seen one like it in my garden before - have no idea what the flower would look like, but think it might be a viresia?
My bromeliad bed sits there, multiplying and occasionally putting out a bit of color, but in all honesty is not my favorite part of the garden.
I have mixed in other plants occasionally, added a few rocks in what I think is an artistic design before removing them knowing that is not what I am looking for. I guess I need to remove the older "parents", and clean up some of the dying fronds. I am not sure I want to keep them in pots, but really not sure what will make this area look a little more artistic and a little less like a pile of bromeliad dumped between the grass and the stones.
I am going to sink some stepping stones into the grass to create a path alongside, and think this might be a good time to improve the look of this bed. Any ideas?