Orchids in bloom!

Larry Kahn(7b)November 21, 2005

Cathy has a bunch of orchids; three are now in bloom and a fourth is almost ready to open:





If anyone wants to know what kind these are I can ask.


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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

oooooo..those are sooo beautiful! What's the last one? I love the foliage on that one.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 10:56AM
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braspadya(z7a MD)

Larry & Cathy:

Congrats on the handsome orchid blooms! Nothing else brightens up a dreary day outside quite the same way.



    Bookmark   November 23, 2005 at 2:09PM
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faerieannette(z7 MD)

lovely! my favorite is the second one.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 10:43AM
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gardenpaws_VA(z7 NoVA)

Very nice! I like the 3rd one particularly - what is it? I'd have guessed one of the relatives of Cattleyas (Laelia or one of the less common species) but that's not my area of expertise, and the photo doesn't show the growth habit to any extent.
Is #2 a species Phalaenopsis?

Peggy, the last one is a paphiopedilum - slipper orchid - most of which are fairly easy to grow.

I'm a lazy orchid grower, and just getting around to revving up my Phals for the winter growing season. One of the reasons I like them - they'll stand being ignored for weeks on end, and then start up from where they left off, provided they aren't insulted when they're in bud.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 11:26PM
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Larry Kahn(7b)

More have come into bloom:

This is the paphiopedilum from before:

Here's oncidium Sherry Baby (smells like chocolate):

And here's an angrecum:


    Bookmark   January 31, 2006 at 8:41PM
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