Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Gardens in Harmony, California

Bromeliad Growing in Tree, © B. Radisavljevic
Bromeliad Growing in Tree, © B. Radisavljevic
Harmony, California isn't a very big town. It really is more like a small neighborhood. There was, however a garden or two near the pottery shop. One of the most interesting sights for me there was that of bromeliads growing in trees. In this photo you can see a group of them on a host tree.




Bromeliad in Bloom, © B. Radisavljevic
Bromeliad in Bloom, © B. Radisavljevic
Most of the plants I saw in the gardens were bromeliads - stemless perennial plants with leaves springing up from the center. Some of these were epiphytes, also known as air plants. Those are the ones you see in the trees. They  were also growing on the ground under the trees. Most weren't blooming, but this one was.



Some of the other flowers I could not identify were also in bloom. You can see them below.

Flower in Bloom in Harmony Garden © B. Radisavljevic












Flower in Bloom in Harmony Garden © B. Radisavljevic













There was a rock garden along a metal wall. It consisted of a raised bed with another garden bed under it. You can enlarge any photo for a better view by clicking on it.

Harmony Garden © B. Radisavljevic
Harmony Garden Beds, © B. Radisavljevic

Bromeliads are very  common in rain forests. I love this wall panel of one in bloom in a Puerto Rican rain forest.


Bromeliads in a Puerto Rican Rainforest
Bromeliads in a Puerto Rican Rainforest
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