Monday, March 10, 2014

ORCHID SHOW 2014 at the MoBot, part two

Please continue along with me, via the following images,
on my recent visit to the Orchid Show 
at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

These blooms were among the tiniest in the show.
And look at the unusual foliage and structure of the plant.
It reminded me of a Chamaecyparis foliage.

A lovely Cattleya Purple Cascade 'fragrant beauty'.
Yes, it was.

This living wall, with the pond and fountain was so peaceful.
It was a perfect place to stop and reflect.

I thought this was a very interesting orchid.
The blooms look to me like child-carriers-wraps,
with a single wild hair/antenna sprouting from the top.
Bulbophyllum comingii.

Paphiopedilum Holdenii

More teeny, tiny flowers.
Dendrochilum curranii

My favorite shot; will you look at their facial expressions!
Paphiopedilum venustum var. album

The Orchid Show continues through March 23.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

ORCHID SHOW at the Missouri Botanical Garden

I recently went to the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 
and captured the shots below. 

My friend said this one (above) is also known as the 'orchid dancing lady'.

The orchid below is another 'dancing lady' but it was much smaller than the one above.

Loved this one. Cymbidium Ruby Pendant.

But perhaps this is my favorite. 
It enchanted me so much that I forgot to get the name.

I'll leave you with this view of the pond and path,
and will share more orchid shots
in my next post.

The Orchid Show continues through March 23rd.
It is well worth the visit!
For more information, click here.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Delightful Sheds


Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Dreams

Remembering warmer weather...


I pledge that after this long, cold winter I will not complain about the short, hot summer.

Happy (almost) Wordless Wednesday!

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Orchid Fever

 While there are always orchids in the 
there is an abundance of them beginning in October 
for the 'October Owls and Orchids' special event.   

Here are some images of those orchids and the owl butterflies.

Witch Doctor,
perhaps my favorite orchid

Here is an Owl Butterfly on my sleeve;
the picture is blurry because I had to hold my phone at arm's length
in order to get the giant butterfly in view.

Owl Butterfly
Owl Butterfly
Owl Butterfly on path

There were various types of orchids for sale at the gift shop. 
How could I resist trying something a little different?

This (Paph. Supersuk 'Eureka' AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie 'Hsinying') x Sib
(registered name is 'Hsinying Alien') bloomed for almost 2 months for me.
One of my friends dubbed it the 'Giraffe' Orchid. 
What do you think: Alien or Giraffe?

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