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Blue rain

The flower spike

The flower spike

For our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary, Giovanni gave us a plant I’ve never seen before.

Thanks to the Facebook Plant Identification Group I belong to, I’ve been able to identify it as an Aechmea Blue Rain, a kind of bromeliad.

It’s quite stunning. I just wish there were some hummingbirds to visit it as there would be where it grows wild.

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  1. July 22, 2016 at 12:03 am

    A true beauty!

    • July 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Yes, it is – and to think I’d never come across bromeliads before!

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