June 20, 2023

Planting Bromeliads in Containers Around My Pool

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, spring container planting continues with a group of beautiful bromeliads.

During the warmer months, I always display lots of potted plants around my home - on the terrace parterre, in the courtyard behind my Winter House, on the stone ledges around my carport, along the carriage roads, and various other locations. Last week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, planted a collection of bromeliads for display around my pool. Bromeliads are members of the Bromeliaceae plant family. They feature striking, sword-shaped leaves and a bright, unusual-looking bloom. One of the most well-known bromeliads is the pineapple. These plants are native to tropical North and South America with about half growing in the ground and the remainder as epiphytes, or air plants, that grow on trees or rocks.

Here are some photos, enjoy.