Just last week, chatting through the Comments section, I was talking with Ellen Jennings from South Carolina (Passing By Photo) about the silvery moss in her photo of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. She told me about this plant, Spanish Moss, and that “It makes an elegant drape in many of the old trees.”
Yesterday when visiting the Dunedin Botanic Garden Propagation Facility during an open day, I was excited to find examples of this plant in various parts of the facility. Spanish Moss, Air Plant, (Tillandsia sp.)
First I’d like to present to you Ellen’s fabulous photo where you can see Spanish Moss growing in the wild, and then I’d like to share with you some examples that I saw while in the Propagation Facility. Click to Enlarge…
This photo of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was taken by Ellen Jennings of Passing By Photo, South Carolina (USA). Note the ‘Spanish Moss’ that we discussed.
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Here are photos that I took while visiting the Propagation Facility:
This was my favourite (above). Appears to have a Stags Horn Fern growing in it.
I assume these are babies being grown on for the Winter Garden Glasshouse (above and below)
Growing with lots of other plants (below)
Curtain of Spanish Moss (below), information card with it…
Spanish Moss trailing down a support frame (below):
Text and photos by Exploring Colour (2017) unless otherwise attributed