Friday, January 8, 2010

Cymbidium Orchid - Blooming Early "Autumn Mist"



This beautiful cymbidium orchid called "Blooming Early "Autumn Mist" and it's just finished flowering in my garden.

I did not expect it to flower at this time of the year - we are now right in the middle of summer with hot dry days followed by cool rainy weather. Couple of weeks ago we had a lot of rains and this orchid started sending one flower spike, very unusual, since majority of cymbidiums in our climate cool flowering plants. Somehow, it must of got confused with the seasons, I can understand , since at times I am also confused with our weather and plants seems to find their own optimum times for flowering.

It's nice to see and to smell beautiful flowering orchid and this one does not disappoint. It's parentage Stanley Parkinson x Winter Wonder and the color is very pleasing light apricot with pink dotted centre with some pink dots on the petals. Another beautiful addition to any orchid collection.


10 comments:

Kate said...

I got a new moth orchid for Christmas this year and am curious about watering? I always watered them every 7 days. This one says every 14 days. Would appreciate your thoughts...

Terra said...

I am blessed, like you, to live where orchids can be outside all year round.
Yours are very beautiful. I have only 3 pots and don't know the types they are; two pots of my orchids look like this photo and one is a chocolate colored orchid with small flowers.
There is so much variety, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Kiki said...

Wow..so gorgeous! Wonderful photo and gorgeous plant. I love anything apricot colored...and this orchid is stunning and fabulous!Lucky!!

Bangchik said...

that little pinkish petals make them really outstanding! ~bangchik

lotusleaf said...

Many of my plants also seem to be confused by the weather. Is it the Climate Change? I wonder.

Tom said...

What a stunning plant. You have so many wonderful flowers. I would just like to congratulate you on having such a lovely hobby. We need to cultivate more beautiful things in the world. I'm trying to make people laugh with my humour blog. I'd love it if you could have a look: http://cheermeupscotty.blogspot.com Perhaps we could exchange links? Thanks! Good luck with the growing!

klaraau01 said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

To Kate - moth orchids don't have any bulbs and can't store moisture, so they never should be dry and watering depends on the climate around them.

El Jardin said...

I just found your blog. It is terrific!

Nature Assassin said...

Your orchids are incredible! What a great blog. Can't wait to read more.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Klara, I apologize for never visiting...I noticed you stopped by;-) In fact, I noticed you weren't on my blogroll, I put you back on. I had taken my blog offline for a couple of months, and deleted every blog from Blotanical because I was going to quit there, since it takes up so much time! But I finally came back, and I'm sorry for not having you so I can see you. Your orchids are lovely...this autumn mist in particular. How nice it's blooming early! I think the whole world gets confused about their weather these days!