|Beallara Peggy Ruth Carpenter 'Everglades' |
(Bllra. Tahoma Glacier x Milt. Purple Queen)
Taken way back in September
This plant has recently re-bloomed; the flower looks better coloured this time (last time the inflorescence had several crowded blooms; this time just one - see below) - although Senior Management reminds me that the colour fades as the flower gets older, and the picture above was of fairly old blooms.
Senior Managemetn and I really like the crazy petals both in their blotching and twisted shapes, but I'm sure orchid judges - those whimsical arbiters of "greatness" - would hate their deviance from perfection!
|Zelglossoda Calico Gem 'Green Valley #1'|
Finally, here is our Dendriobium kingianum, one of our original orchids (prior to the fateful trip to Exotic Plant Company nearly a year ago) - i.e. before full blown orchid mania struck!
I'll add another post a bit later with some more - spring time is good to us around these parts!