73 and still gardening

Tillandsia on bloom

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

~Dorothy Frances Gurney, “Garden Thoughts”


3 responses

  1. How different—and how much more colorful—this Tillandsia is from the ones that we have in Texas and the southeastern United States:


    April 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

  2. hardinars

    Very vibrant red and violet blue combo! The tiny yellow at the center makes the bloom dramatic…

    April 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

  3. penncoffee

    very beautiful plant. I wish I can plant one here but it would be indoors to protect it from the cold.

    April 29, 2012 at 4:47 am

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