Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pic Today 6/16/11


LOOK WHO CAME OUT
TO SAY HI

One of my "girls" came out last week,
and I want you to meet her.

She's a paphiopedilum who's very particular
about flowering, but when she does . . .
KAPOWIE! What a fancy-pants beauty!

These orchids need just the right humidity
and balmy daytime temperatures.
But they need cool nights to bloom.

And with our crazy rainy, up and down weather lately,
it's just what the lady has been waiting for.
Leaving the windows open on those chilly nights
gave her just what she's been waiting for.

Paphiopedilums are also known as Lady Slippers.



6 comments:

  1. Delicacy and tenderness of flower ...
    I love it!
    A hug friend.

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  2. Hi! you are beautiful, nice to meet you :)

    Greetings, Susanne

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  3. Debe ser fascinante, ver salir las flores..

    Las orquideas me parecen muy sensuales.

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  4. Una delicada y bella flor, un buen encuadre para esta toma, un abrazo amigo Rick

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  5. I saw this one at the Royal Orchid Gardens in Singapure. It's extraordinarily beautiful and difficult to grow. You have an great example. Congratulations.
    Jorge

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