Sunday, March 07, 2010

Oncidium Jiuhbao Gold 'Tainan'



Oncidium Jiuhbao Gold 'Tainan' (巨寶黃金)
(on-SID-ee-um)
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This yellow Orchid is from the show. It was amazing just for the sheer size of the flowers and spike. Its yellowness was not to be ignored. This one was can be seen in yesterday’s post of the Orchid Hut. It is the yellow on the mid-rail and the roof. The flowers on ‘Jiuhbao Gold’ were at least 3 to 4 inches each. When doing close ups it is always easier, for me, to have a larger flower. It can be more difficult to get the framing right but the details often show up better.

This next black and white Orchid is from Hawaii. There were some left over photos from the islands on the same memory card that was used at the show on Friday. There were a couple of good ones so they will probably make the rotation here in the next couple of days.

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Good news the temperatures have been in the mid 50’s here and there is the faintest hint of spring in the air. This week’s forecast looks to be for slightly above normal temps, that is something we haven’t had in quite a while.

4 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

Hi Chris,
This orchid gold is a wonder. There is that special thing about orchids I hear that drives floweraphiles to madness. :)
Take care,
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Christine said...

Both photos are beautiful. I love orchids and maybe someday will live in a climate they enjoy.

Kala said...

What a beautifully colored orchid. I was at a flower and garden show this weekend and thought of you!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Princess, thanks for the advice. You are right about this Orchid having that something special.

Christine, We grow quite a few Orchids indoors here in Ct. Certainly you could have some out there in CA. The key is to research and get the easy to grow ones that flower reliably indoors.

Hey Kala, Hope you had a good time at the show. we used to exhibit at them when I was a kid. Hope you got a few shots too!