Sunday, January 02, 2011

Asian Corsage Orchid


Asian Corsage Orchid
Cymbidium (Via Ireland 'Delightful' x La Costa Elf 'White Princess' ) 'Winter Mist'
(sim-BID-ee-um)

Always a popular flower here these Cymbidium photos are from my ‘lost’ rolls of Orchid pictures I found last week. There are about 50 species of Cymbidium Orchids and of course hundreds of hybrids and cultivars. They are native mainly to both tropical and subtropical Asia.


Cymbidium Orchids are a bit more cold tolerant than most Orchid species and they also bloom during the winter months, which is nice because they can stand out a little more at that time. They are generally easy to grow with the cultivator being rewarded with huge flower spikes that can last up to 2 months.


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Normally I post a bonus flower on Sunday but today it is bonus foliage. This was the lone Poinsettia we had this year. IT has been reminding me of a pillow. This was shot with the natural light coming in the window.

13 comments:

Janet said...

My Cymbidium didn't do too well, but not dead...yet. Have hope it will come back and bloom next year. This year's blooms withered.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful orchids! The wild ones grow on trees in Sikkim.

Greyscale Territory said...

A very beautiful collection of orchid photos! Especially love the details highlighted in the monochromes!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, What a gorgeous blog... Thanks for visiting mine. We love to garden too, and grow lots of perennials and especially hybrid tea roses. From Spring through Fall, we have about 50 different rose bushes in our yard. SO gorgeous...

SO--since we are in winter and I have no greenhouse, it's wonderful to see some color now. Your pictures are fabulous. I especially love the orchid. We saw some in November when we visited the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, NC.

Have a fabulous 2011.
Hugs,
Betsy

Autumn Belle said...

They are gorgeous! Happy New Year 2011!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful Orchids.
Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

chubskulit said...

Such pretty blooms!

My Entry, happy new year!

Luna Miranda said...

lovely orchids! i love the colors in this poinsettia.

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NatureFootstep said...

beautiful in both color and monochrome. :)

kanak7 said...

Beautiful orchids! Enjoyed going through your images. Also love the shot of the poinsettia.

SandyCarlson said...

Your poinsettia is gorgeous. The white in the petals is unusual to me. At the moment, I am just proud (and relieved) mine are still thriving.

The orchid is gorgeous. It seems ready for a party or a beautiful dance.

Vasi said...

Foarte frumoase fotografiile.
La multi ani!

Míriam Luiza said...

Que linda coleção de flores! É apaixonante! Feliz ano novo!