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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  1. Lovely blooms. They are such amazing flowers the way they can grow on what they do. The butterfly photos are fantastic.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Giraffe. I say that because I've never actually seen any aliens. LOL.

    I've never actually seen any witch doctors either but wow is that orchid amazing! I wish there was an orangerie or something like this here locally that I could go to and get my tropical fix. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing and if we don't "talk" before the big day, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.


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