Current & recent bloomers
Greetings, fellow orchid lovers -
I have not been able, because of the old "circumstances beyond my control" to spend as much time on Gardenweb or, indeed, with my plants as I would like lately. Still, I have some things blooming that might interest you. The first three are growing with the philodendron, etc., in the kitchen window, and are shown below:
First, Dendrobium sulcatum:
Second, Lycaste cochleata:
And third, Dendrobium bellatulum - one of the truly ugly orchid plants - the pseudobulbs look like they were regurgitated by an owl - but the flowers are beautiful:
Nice to come in for breakfast and see them in the morning light. The next two are of Oncidium auriferum. There's nothing really exceptional about it - large numbers (about 80) of small, bright yellow, nicely fragrant flowers. The thing is that I've never seen an actual picture of it anywhere.
Closeup (difficult because the flowers are packed so closely together):
Dendrobium rhodostictum - these flowers opened in late October, so they won't last much longer:
Next, one of my two monster Phaius tancarvilleae (sp.?) plants in front of the living room fireplace. Too many pictures & tchotchkes on the mantel for a good picture:
Finally, Oerstedella calageria - the flowers are no bigger than 1 cm, but it makes up for that by producing lots of them. 1 of 3 inflorescences:
And a closeup:
I hope that a few pictures of orchids not seen on this forum very often will be enjoyed - I certainly enjoy growing them and seeing them in my house.