I took quite a few photos, which I'll cover in another post; however, I thought I'd offer one as my contribution to the Wednesday Vignette meme hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum. With apologies to Jerry Lee Lewis, my first thought upon seeing the following construction was "goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!"
The ball in question was on display as part of the show and sale put on by South Bay Bromeliad Associates. It was made of dozens of Tillandsias, commonly known as air plants because many don't need to be planted in soil to survive. Unfortunately I didn't get an ID for this particular species of Tillandsia. Rainforest Flora also had Tillandsias mounted en masse on hanging balls but none of these had leaves flushed with color. Nonetheless, they were impressive.
|Two Tillandsia balls on display in Rainforest Flora's store|
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