Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Gardens in Harmony, California

Harmony Gardens are Full of Bromeliads

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 Growing in Tree, © B. Radisavljevic
Bromeliad Growing in Tree, © 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.

Bromeliad in Bloom, © B. Radisavljevic
Bromeliad in Bloom, © B. Radisavljevic

Some of the other flowers I could not identify were also in bloom. You can see them below.  The one with light purple flowers looks very much like a sage variety to me, or something in the mint family.

Flower in Bloom in Harmony Garden © B. Radisavljevic

I have no idea what this bright yellow and orange one is. If you recognize it, I'd love to have you identify it in a comment below.

Flower in Bloom in Harmony Garden © B. Radisavljevic

This rock garden was next to a metal wall. It consisted of a raised bed with another garden bed under it.

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

Gift Someone Special with One of These Bromeliads to Enjoy!

Bromeliads in bloom can be very beautiful. You can see some of them on these Zazzle products. They will keep blooming in the photos forever.

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