Saturday, November 12, 2011

Orchids Aplenty - Cam Theme - 57

I don't know about you, but I really like orchids
growing them on the other hand has proved difficult.
But that hasn't stopped me buying them.

If you happen to be in Singapore from 13-20 November, the 20th World Orchid Conference is happening.
The next World Orchid Conference is in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014

There are 2 kinds of orchids:

epiphytes - these are the most popular and grow from trees.
                  they require a moist, warm climate
                  most popular being Dendrobiums

orchid Dendrobium
orchid Dendrobium

terrestrial - these grow directly from the ground
                  they are easier to grow and their flowers last longer
                  most popular being Cymbidiums

orchid Cymbidium
orchid Cymbidium

so, if you ARE an orchid boffin, I'd love to hear from you giving names to the images of orchids I have here. All these photos were taken in the Begonia hothouse at Wellington's Botanic gardens

There are 11 photo sets in this "CAM" series and one guest photo.
If you would like to see more images of orchids - or Wellington  - click on the labels tab at the bottom of this blog

Click on any image for a larger view.

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Baruch said...

I always think of my mother when I see orchids - they are her favourites :)

Callie said...

Still beautiful. Guess whose back

Peter said...

Thanks Calle - great to know you're back. I'll pop on over to your blog and read some installments

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