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Bromeliads in Our Greenhouse

These varieties of bromeliads grow without soil, getting their water from the air. Here they are happy growing in and around dry stalks of cholla plants I brought back from Baja California.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Bromeliads in Our Greenhouse

  1. Gill says:

    They look beautiful, but frankly remind me of "Day of the Triffids"

    😉

    Peace
    Gill

  2. John Kaay says:

    Hi Lloyd,
    We had lots of these (wild ones) growing in the oak trees in our yard in Miami when I was a kid.
    Have you seen this
    http://www.designboom.com/architecture/exbury-egg-by-pad-studio-spud-group-stephen-turner/
    For your upcoming book?
    John Kaay

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