Landscaping with Bromeliads

Discussion in 'BROMELIADS & TILANDSIAS' started by Littlegatorfarm, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Littlegatorfarm

    Littlegatorfarm New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Hi Everyone! I'm fixing up an old bromeliad nursery I recently bought. I randomly got hired to do a landscaping job, so I decided to use mainly bromeliads. I wish I took a before picture, but there's the after. It's still not done completely, but I think it's coming out good so far. I think it's a good example of how bromeliads work in a fancy landscape.

    I added some cordyline red sister as a backdrop. The trees are bottlebrush boyette, which will grow fast and look really amazing in a couple years I think. I'll be adding that sedum as a ground cover.

    20161020_160645.jpg 20161020_160727.jpg 20161020_160632.jpg
     
    ScotTi likes this.
  2. Littlegatorfarm

    Littlegatorfarm New Member

    Messages:
    28
    After adding the sedum. A better angle.

    The bromeliads used here are Alcantarea imperialis, Neo. Jeffery Block, Neo. Martin, and Neo. Candy Apple. They can all handle hours of direct sun if properly adapted to it.

    20161021_161447.jpg
     
    ScotTi likes this.
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    13,862
    Location:
    Big Island of Hawaii - Kona
    Very nice. Manicured landscaping is something I can only admire. No matter how hard I try, my gardens never seem to get to that point. :)
     
  4. keith

    keith Active Member

    Messages:
    150
    How big is your nursery, where is it located? I love neos.
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,851
    I wish they were used more in landscapes.
     
  6. Littlegatorfarm

    Littlegatorfarm New Member

    Messages:
    28
    My nursery is in Bonita Springs. My green houses are 25,000sf combined, but they're only about 1/3rd full right now. I'm working hard to fill them up. The place was very run down when I bought it so it's been a lot of work getting it up and running again.
     
  7. Littlegatorfarm

    Littlegatorfarm New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Here are the most recent pics, now that the sedum has been added it's really starting to come together.

    20161115_083831.jpg 20161115_083841.jpg 20161115_083903.jpg
     
    ScotTi likes this.
  8. Littlegatorfarm

    Littlegatorfarm New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Here's another example I just finished, in a more shady area. For foliage there's Mrs. Iceton Crotons for a hedge, more red sisters with some auntie lou's mixed in for tii plants. The ground cover is mondo grass and dwarf mondo grass. The smaller bromeliads with the flower stalk are aechmea "Del Mar" and the larger ones in the round area are Aechmea "Blue Sapphire". The red ones under the blue sapphires are neo. maria.

    20161215_161337.jpg 20161215_161404.jpg 20161215_161441.jpg 20161215_161452.jpg
     
    ScotTi likes this.
  9. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    878
    Location:
    10a
    Good job and thaks for posting the great pictures.
     
  10. Palmtreehugger

    Palmtreehugger Member

    Messages:
    4
    Anyone in SoCal looking for landscape bromeliads I have a nursery in San Clemente.
     
  11. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,851
    Nice landscaping with those Bromeliads!
    I have added many to my collection this summer and have to remove other plants now that the weather is cooling to get on with a overall new landscaping.
    pizap.com14955708861041.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,851
    Decorating palm trunks...
    pizap.com14996218668241.jpg
     

Share This Page