The Bromilias are beautiful in the San Diego Botanic Garden in Ennitas.
Fans of this strange, tropical plant and yet uneducated will marvel at the artistic display at the 8,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed Dickinson Family Education Construction.
“The flowers are fragrant at night,” he said. (Conservative) After the night is over and the smell is amazing, you come in here.
The Bromiliad family includes more than 3,000 species and thousands of hybrids. The most famous are the Bromilias, the pineapple and the low-growing plant, Van Rams, and a group of about 35 volunteers, figuratively and verbally.
Samples hanging from the heights, as well as some “La-Zi-Boy” and “floor” specimens up to 40 years old, contribute to the overall decay when visitors enter construction.
Van Rams “We have more than doubled the number of plants here” and brought in wood for use in the displays.
Van Rem wisely recalls many large legs from a large cork tree that had to be removed from another part of the garden due to water damage.
The Bromilia specimens in the exhibition come from 20 private collections and local farmers’ Olive Hill Greenhouse, Kindergarten and Bird Rock Tropics.
“It certainly takes a village,” says Van Rams.
The Bromeliad world runs from August 14 to September 26, from 9 a.m. to Wednesday. On weekends, local farmers will have plants for sale.