Did you know pineapples are bromeliads?
I had no idea until I checked out the Bromeliad Plant Show and Sale in Balboa Park today. It was the second day of a weekend event held at the Casa del Prado.
A friendly gentleman answered all sorts of odd questions that popped into my mind concerning bromeliads. They’re distinguished from other similar-appearing plant types primarily by their flowers. Many bromeliads are found naturally at higher elevations and are pollinated by hummingbirds, that tolerate colder temperatures than bees. And . . . and . . . I already forgot half of what I was told!
I did notice some tiny, beautiful purplish flowers, and all sorts of fun artwork and crafts at several tables.
The San Diego Bromeliad Society, who hosted the show, has many enthusiastic members. Perhaps you’d like to join!