Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cymbidium - nice fragrance

This plant smells very nice. I put it right next to my computer, a swift of orchid fragrance breezes by every now and then.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random pictures of orchids

White Cattleya

I had this plant for about 4 years or more. This is the first time it flowers again since I bought it at an orchid show. The fragrance is so beautiful, a faint smell can be traced all over the house. I didn't expect it will flower again, so when I saw the open white flowers (not knowing it was budding), the surprise was delightful. I was just asking the orchid man at the Farmers Market the other day, what to do if a plan hasn't bloomed for years. He told me increase sun exposure. Magically, a pair of flowers appeared shortly after my complain. :D I should tell him what happened next time I see him.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Cymbidium hybrid

One and only hybrid of this plant. I better not kill it. What a cute little orchid!


This plant smells lovely. Not many cymbidiums have fragrance. The ones do, some smells nice, and some not so nice. I have both kinds and many that do not have a scent.

In the past few weeks, an orchid man showed up at the farmer's market right in the shopping center where my tea shop is. I tried hard to ignore the flowers for the first week or so. But I am weak when it comes to orchids, so I end up with half a dozen plants or so. This orchid man hybrids many species, including some shown here. Some hybrids have only a couple of sibling plants, which made it unique and rare. I hope I won't kill one of them. Then I'll be liable for their extinction.

Cymbidium again

Love this picture. What beautiful color contrast with clarity!

Another Cymbidum

Cymbidium - White Star

This is the only white cymbidium I have. Not sure why I didn't have any before.

Cymbidium - Vietnam specie