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Orchids – More Cymbidiums

From the moment I saw my first cymbidium I thought “These flowers look like little cartoon aliens with two big front teeth that are sticking their tongues out at the world!”  Maybe this just means that I watch too many … Continue reading

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Phalaenospsis Orchids

“Phalaenopsis /ˌfælɪˈnɒpsɪs/ Blume (1825), commonly known as moth orchids,[2] is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end. Orchids … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Captive Cypripedium (Lady Slipper)

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The return of the orchids

If it’s January then it means besides being cold and grey outside (although just the other day it was sunny and upper 60’s) it’s time for the annual Franklin Park Conservatory orchid show here in Columbus, Ohio.  The show just opened … Continue reading

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Orchid Show #3

I’m not sure if these are Miltonias,  Oncidiums, both or maybe an entirely different species.  I’m not sure but what I do know is that I look forward to this orchid show every year.  By the way, if you do … Continue reading

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Orchid Show #2

Here we have the Cymbidiums or boat orchids.  I’m rather fond of these orchids as they look a bit comical to me; as if little space aliens are screaming their heads off.  Well… that’s how they look to me. Have … Continue reading

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Orchid Show #1

The phalaenopsis orchid may be the most popular and well recognized species of orchid; at least I think so.  When someone has an orchid plant in their home or office this is usually the one they have and you can … Continue reading

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