Wednesday, March 21, 2007
xBrassolaelia 'Morning Glory' Orchid
xBrassolaelia Morning Glory
(B. nodosa x L. purpurata)
Posting all these Orchids is getting boring. This Orchid was striking and it had a nice fragrance. I am really ready to move onto shooting some Daffodils, Crocus, Magnolia and Dogwood flowers. The Orchid Show was definitely worth attending a second time. It wasn’t as crowded as the last time I went and that is always better for pictures. They are doing a nice job keeping the flowers fresh and replacing the spent ones. I noticed several flowers that I hadn’t seen in my first trip and I didn’t know weather I had missed them or they were new. The outside grounds at the garden didn’t have much going on. I saw a little patch of Adonis blooming and the Magnolia buds were starting to crack. I am really interested to see what happens when every thing starts blooming around. There is a gardening forum that I am a member of that had a countdown to spring clock. It is finally here. I remember looking at the clock as it numbers rolled by (it was fun because it was a digital clock) when there was 48 days left. I just got a call from the bulb company saying that a lot of my order couldn’t be shipped so I have to hit the catalogs again. I don’t allow backorders or substitutions so they couldn’t just ship me what they had.
Here is a another kind of different Orchid: xZygopabstcia ‘Blue Bird’. There was no reference to that name but I did find Zygopetalum 'Blue Bird' and it is the same flower. It was very attractive with a nice scent. I found out the name of the Orchid I posted yesterday it is: Cymbidium ‘Summer Love x Yellow Moon’.