16 Jul Breathless: An Air Plant Update, and Our eHow Tutorial
So…how’s everyone’s air plants doing?
At friends’ places and on our own homestead, we’ve seen tillandsias run the gamut — ranging from tormented, thirsty, spidery things to ecstatic emerald crowns. Over the past year and a half, we’ve amassed over 100 air plants, and they’re mostly thriving. And blossoming, and pupping. (That is, producing offspring!)
They’re amazing plants, but often misunderstood, their needs underestimated, victims of their own trendiness. But you can keep them alive.
That’s why we wrote this tutorial for eHow about the basics of air plant care.
Check it out. We go into the light, circulation and water needs of tillandsias, and much more. It’s an intro course on air plant care, so we challenged ourselves not to get too wordy (and yet “not too wordy” still somehow means over 1,300 words) or to wander too far inside baseball and into the weeds. Soak versus drench? We have some thoughts on that.
So head over there! It’s an exciting honor for us to be a part of the eHow community, and we hope to have some more garden tutorials up in coming weeks.
Below, here are some extra behind-the-scenes shots from our yard — where our tillandsias are living now (hint: concrete is involved), and some exciting species that have just arrived.