Six on Saturday – Different Blooms

I was watching the yeast bloom while making Foccacia this morning (it is currently rising) when it occured to me I have a lot of different blooms. Here are some from the garden.

The buds from last week have opened with the warmer weather. This is a Quesnelia testudo Bromeliad.

Little Harv Aechmea Bromeliad opened as well. This flower gets longer and more yellow as it ages.

The Red Guzmania flowers age to bronze and then form really strange seedheads. I like the bronze and leave them on the plant.

Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) usually flower in February and a few more times during the year.

The Tropical Hydrangea (Dombeya wallachii) flowers are ending their show. Time for me to figure out how to prune the thing…

That my six different blooms for this Saturday. To see more, and different, blooms follow the link to

Happy Gardening…and Valentine’s Day.


17 comments on “Six on Saturday – Different Blooms

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    I often wonder what it would be like to garden in your zone… your posts help me to imagine it! Good luck with the Dombeya.

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  2. Scott Dee says:

    Seeing pictures like that always makes me want to get a bromeliad! Good luck to your garden, and I hope it has a nice spring.

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  3. Your shell ginger blooms much earlier than mine. I think mine will be taking a hit this year with polar cold. Are you getting any of this cold weather?

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  4. When I saw that first photo I thought what in the world is that? Good day to make foccacia! Has it been cold your way? This entire week has been horrible! We have had a multitude of climates from snow to high’s of 50ish, fog and rain, rain, rain…..and it’s supposed to be like that for another week!
    You know I always like to see your bromeliads! Have a great week!

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  5. Lovely pictures this week.


  6. What a beauty that shell ginger flower is…great photo.

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  7. fredgardener says:

    The last time I saw a Shell Ginger was in Martinique 2 years ago. A plant that I will never be able to grow here. Lovely photos as always!

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    I really must get my shell ginger to bloom! If it is not shell ginger, at least I will know once it blooms. It has been there for years, but only as a foliar plant. No one knows what it is. I only guessed the identity after researching your shell ginger. It looks just like the variegated form, which is, as you can guess, a foliar plant here. It may take a while, but I intend to get it to bloom in a different situation.

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  9. Heather F. says:

    Those bromeliads are great! I don’t think they’d do well where I garden, so it’s extra fun seeing someone else’s.

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  10. The second time I’ve seen a lovely photo of “shell ginger” today. Lovely.

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