Saturday, November 29, 2008
Cymbidium Orchid Gladys Whitesell x Bulbarrow "Gayserland"
The cymbidium orchid in the picture is another of the beautiful cymbidiums in my orchid collection. Its of intermedium size and have these delicate beautiful pink flowers. The flower petals appears as if been painted by brush strokes and dark burgundy color labellum feels velvety to the touch.
This cymbidium orchid is var Gladys Whitesell x Bulbarrow "Gayserland" and I've acquired it a couple of years ago as a mature un-flowered seedling. Last year it sent out one flower spike, but it was enough for me to appreciate its beautiful coloring and to look forward to seeing more flowers. This spring it developed six flower spikes and started showing its beauty in full glory. It kept its flowers for more than a month and I was bringing it inside a couple of times to decorate dinner table.
In late autumn I've planted it into beautiful wooden round planter to give it a setting it deserves - picture of it in full flower further down the page.
Cymbidiums are beautiful orchids and easy to grow for a beginner as well as experienced orchid collectors and they start flowering at the end of winter when not many plants are in flower, giving these bursts of colors around the garden.