She would have loved this variegated form which has been introduced to My Garden Path just this year. Two specimens were planted just after the freezes had passed and now there are four beginning to bloom.
There are several groupings of the solid green variety, which came from my mother's garden, surrounding oak trees in my front yard . The original bromeliads brought from her home to mine have multiplied and bloomed many times over.
These bloomed in July while I was away from my garden and I missed the show. I'm so glad they are blooming again in mid-September. They are a common sight in my area surrounding ancient oak trees.
These easily propagated bromeliads make great pass-along plants. I've given many away to gardening friends. Earlier this year some of these were passed along to my daughter's garden. From my mother to me to my daughter, three generations within my family have grown and enjoyed these plants all from a single ancestor. And so, the memories continue.