Robyn
Robyn
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  • Phoenix, AZ

Falling in Love with Tillandsia


Good morning everyone,
This weekend I innocently went to the Street Fair that was in town for the weekend. Little did I know I would be starstruck with tillandsia, also known as air plants. Yes, I have seen them many times before but never gave them a thought. This little booth had them on display so beautifully and they were in bloom. I bought 4, went home and researched for hours, and realized this would become another passion for me. The next day I went back to the Street Fair and got more. Here they are sitting in glass out for their morning light while it is still cool in the mornings. I am still working on ideas for how to display them in the house. It may look like a bunch of salad, but look closer and see why I am so smitten! :)
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
falling in love with tillandsia, gardening
I finally decided on a home for them, for today at least. These guys can be moved since there is no dirt.
I finally decided on a home for them, for today at least. These guys can be moved since there is no dirt.
I grouped them on my dining table with a battery operated string of pearl and bead lights that are on a timer for the evening.
I grouped them on my dining table with a battery operated string of pearl and bead lights that are on a timer for the evening.
Here is a close up of the pearl, bead and light garland. I can't wait to see this tonight!
Here is a close up of the pearl, bead and light garland. I can't wait to see this tonight!

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  • Patricia W
    on Apr 10, 2013

    Wowee! Those are so pretty!!! I wonder how they would do in Oregon?

  • Robyn
    on Apr 10, 2013

    From what I am reading they like temperatures from 45 to 90 degrees...cannot stay wet, need a certain light and air movement. Many people grow them indoors. There are many great websites talking about how to do that. (I only know this because I am reading the websites like crazy!) If you decide to try them Patricia, keep us posted. I would love to see your pictures :)

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