Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Native Dendrobiums in flower



Being first month of spring, my native dendrobiums orchids currently in bloom. They are some of the easiest orchids to grow and every year reward me with many scented and sculptured flowers.

All of my natives grow outside under the shade of the trees and exposed to all elements, they don't get any special treatments - just an occasional watering during hot summer months, other than that they are very tough and enjoy all kind of weather. In nature they grow attached to the trees or on the rocks and used to surviving harsh weather making them ideal orchids to grow for the beginner.
They are rather un-complicated , have the beauty all of their own and every year, in early spring put up a show and a display heralding the new growing season.

13 comments:

Américo M.S. Pereira said...

Very beautiful Dendrobiuns, one of my favorite genus. Thanks for sharing.

Ron said...

I am in awe. These are beautiful and so beautiful grown and flowered. Thanks for posting your pictures of them - it would be nice to see some of your natives in person.

Hermes said...

Autumn here and raining so so glad to see your beauties blooming.

The Sage Butterfly said...

They do have their own beautiful spirit. So many blooms...you must give them all that they need and more.

Orchid de dangau said...

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beauties. I really admiring to have the Australian dendrobium in my collection, and today I just got Dendrobium speciosum from my friend in Adelaide. Wish to go to Australia and get more from there ;)

bakingbarb said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful. I am so pleased that I have been able to keep a couple of orchids alive and re-blooming and here I see yours and mine pale in comparison (worse I don't even know their names). Ah what a site, orchids growing on trees!

Andrea said...

Yes they are the easiest to have. However i wonder why i am not really very fond of them as i favor Vanda.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you for your kind comments and for letting me share the beauty of native australian orchids

Orchid de dangau said...

So beautiful. I really hope they can blooms here, I have few Dend. genera from Australia. Your native orchid so special and really stunning. Glad you share the beauties with us ;)

Indie said...

That is so interesting that they grow attached to trees and rocks. There is much I do not know about orchids! So pretty!

Jessica Simpson said...

Orchids are absolutely divine, never mind that my favourite flowers are roses I am so charmed by the beauty of orchids that it is hard to move my eyes from the photos!

Scotkat said...

So beautiful its nice to see so many beauities.

Ron said...

Very, very nice. You certainly do a fine job of growing. Amazing plants and flowers in your collection.