Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tango Bleu

Bromeliad "Blue Tango" aka Aechmea "Del Mar" is simply beautiful. It made the news in the Miami Herald newspaper a few days ago in the Gardens section. I am not sure which variety this one is because the leaves are wider and shorter than normal, but it is one of the "Blue Tango" variety. I saw this at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This is a patented bromeliad made in 1994, a cross of Aechmea fendleri X Aechmea dichlamydea trinitensis. This bromeliad will cost you a good US $50 to own, if you can find one.

By the way, I am very happy and relieved that hurricane Ike, according to forecast, is going to spare the Southeast coastal area, with perhaps the exception of areas near the Florida Keys. Ike in all likelihood will enter the Gulf of Mexico and may become a major threat to the Louisiana coast line, perhaps the city of New Orleans again! Let's hope not.

Del Mar

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