So what is it then?

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So what is it then?
Dec 25, 2010

Our garden lady Jane said it is an Aloe. Lucy thinks it is a variety of Bromeliad.

I googled the blooms for both. There is one type of Bromeliad that has blooms on a stalk.

But on our plant there are shoots coming out of the stalk. The shoots have a multitude of nodules which now open into yellow flowers. The flowers have three curling petals and stamens rising steeply. The long fleshy leaves have no spikes.

Here are my SP-570UZ shots from this morning -

Whatever the plant is, it looks very nice right now.

I used the SP-570UZ on this plant, for three reasons mainly -

I am not on a gig, so the camera does not compete with the accordeon. The strength of the flash is adjustable independantly from the EV. The plant is static, so there is little incentive to do an HD720p movie of it.

The page below covers the development of the bloom since November -

http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner/henry82&page=8

Enjoy what is left of Christmas (here in NZ we are now into the Boxing Day sales frenzy).

Henry

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