I’ve just noticed that this blog seems to have become a monthly publication. Not sure whether that elevates it to a rather grand literary status or whether I’m just a slack writer.
But let’s not argue the toss. I went to an orchid show today and have a few pictures to share…in no particular order and , annoyingly, mostly not named.
The womon selling cut stems of this said it’s a “tiger orchid.” But when I googled for more information, its leaves look different.
UPDATE: After trawling through books and websites I am convinced it’s an Epidendrum, but I have no further info.
Here’s the stem I bought, with alternate leaves and robust aerial roots (balancing in a bucket in the laundry.)
I may have mentioned that I love the swamp orchids and have a small plant which is yet to reach flowering stage. I think I should have taken it with me today, to encourage it!
A small selection of Phaius sp
Phaius alba It opens a pure white and yellows as it ages.
Those were on a sales table; inside the Orchid House were more, in colours I’d not seen (mind you, I don’t know much about the orchid tribe and have a lot of “homework” to do!)
Isn’t this gorgeous!
On to a Dendrobium (It had a tag reading “Samurai”)
Another nameless one…
I apologise for there being few names, but I’m hoping to go back in a day or so and will try to read the labels. Today I was mostly dodging prams and grannies!
Leaving orchids for the moment…
I had to take my car in for service the other day and I met a friend while the mechanic did the work. We wandered through a new new-ish art supplies store, had a lovely lunch and saw a cushion. Twice. And the second time it “spoke” to me…
…. gave me a goofy look and said: “c’mon, you know you want me!”
So I bought him.