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Tag Archives: orchids
Cymbidium /sɪmˈbɪdiəm/, or boat orchid, is a genus of 52 evergreen species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. The new Latin genus name is derived from the Latin cymba meaning boat. Its first known use was in 1815. Wikipedia I … Continue reading
Every year the orchid show returns to the local conservatory and I’m always there almost as soon as it opens. This year I was everything and everywhere else but there and I almost missed it; that would’ve been a shame. … Continue reading
Sometimes when you convert beautiful flowers into black and white you lose all that makes them beautiful. Then there are the other times, the times when the conversion shows you the bits and pieces of the flower that you did … Continue reading
Cypripedium or Lady Slipper orchids are some of the most exotic and showiest of orchids. In my opinion, some of them look like they have little faces…or little aliens piloting their space ships.
Even though the conservatory has an annual orchid show, this orchid association had orchids that I had never seen before. That is always a good thing. Today I’m featuring a few of the pink and yellow varieties. I have no … Continue reading
I went to our local conservatory because it was the last day of the dangerous plants show (more about them later) but no sooner than I rounded the corner from the ticket desk, I was hit with orchidpalooza! Some orchid … Continue reading
Not the plant but the color; that being a pale tint of violet. When we were dating he would often meet me at the airport with a bouquet of roses (at the time we had a midwest/east coast romance going … Continue reading
What do you do when you have a displaced acute phalanx fracture? You wait for 4 to 8 weeks for it to heal; hopefully properly. We all heal differently and I have to stop watching the calendar and let nature … Continue reading