Flowering Tillandsia

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I know, I know. More tropical plant photos and I haven’t even left yet. And it is snowing outside your window. How much more of this can you take?

I’m a jerk. Sorry.

One of the nicer aspects of being dumped three hours away from the hotel we thought we had booked and into a part of Cuba we knew absolutely nothing about was that the hotel, which in many respects embodied several of my resort nightmares, had their own botanical garden AND a food garden that supplied some of the hotel’s produce. This made me very happy. The obnoxious racket of pool bingo blaring over the loudspeaker and drowning out the soothing sounds of tropical birds and the crashing of ocean waves: not so much.

Here’s some pretty tillandsia, a fascinating group of plants that never fails to take my breath away.

And here are some more pictures I have taken on various occasions:

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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One thought on “Flowering Tillandsia

  1. You are so *not* a jerk, we love you, Gayla. Sunshine is always welcome (and these shots are just gorgeous). Thank you so much for sharing your immense talent with us all. I for one am very grateful. xo

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