Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cymbidium orchid - "Dream Therapy"

Another beautiful cymbidium orchid just finished it's flowering season and it's a cross of cymbidium "Dream Therapy" - very nice and unusual. It's parentage is quite complicated, giving a kind of two-tone effect to the blooms. It's a cross of Dream Therapy x Eazan Shining "Ginger Kisses" x Glittering Gold .

The flowers have a bit of oriental feel to them, displaying interesting color of bronze/ yellow and a touch of green with wide white/red middle and the whole effect of the blooms have very pleasing to the eye combination. It also have very nice light scent that is difficult to describe, it smells of "freshness" - crisp, clean and bright.
Some time ago I purchased couple of seedlings of this orchid hopping to see unusual flower and this season it's flowering first time. The plant is still small and as it matures I expect to see more of these interesting and special blooms.

21 comments:

Bernie said...

'Dream Therapy' is just so gorgeous. Love the colours and the name! What a spectacular display it will make as it matures and is in full bloom.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Klara! I haven't seen many orchids and other plants with bronze flowers! They look a bit funny with all the freckls! Lovely!

Stacy House said...

It is pure beauty this flower! I simply adore it, can you tell us more how you take care of it?

orchideya said...

Beautiful flowers. Your cyms collection is incredible. I wish I had space to grow them too - they are just too big for my "indoor orchid garden"...

catharine Howard said...

Fantastic that one looks a little like a dog

greenapplesgarden.com said...

It really is a beauty..

Cathy and Steve said...

What an unusual color and pattern to the blossom! You always have the most gorgeous orchids!!

klaraau01 said...

Thank you very much to all of you for your kind comments and for letting me to introduce to you "Dream Therapy". Stripes and spots and specks and marks and feathers on the petals of cymbidiums is all the rage now and this one have very nice two-tone color and light scent as well. The plant is still on the smallish size and at this stage I don't know how how big and full it will grow in the future, but one can see great potential for this cross.

In our climate cymbidiums are easy to grow, mine are in the shade in summer and full sun in winter. Plenty of watering during growing time and not much when dormant. Here they flower at the end of winter/ beginning of spring and the flowers stay on the plants for about 3 weeks or so, giving a long blooming season allowing time to really appreciate these beautiful orchids.

The Sage Butterfly said...

It surely is a dream! The colors and patterns are amazing.

Valery25 said...

Even I have always considered Rose be "the queen of flowers", I must admit that this orchid made me look at it for minutes! Really beautiful it is!

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Klara, I love the muted autumn-y colors of Dream Therapy. Beautiful. P. x

Kler said...

The color is really amazing. I haven't seen such of its kind. Kudos!

Adriano said...

Olá! Klaraau!

Suas flores são lindas,
Cores fantásticas!
parabéns pelo seu blog, muito bom
estar por aqui!

Adriano.

jayneonweedstreet said...

I am a complete novice with orchids and must say I am overwhelmed by your blog!

Devine power said...

Hey what a beautiful orchids you have. I am amazed with the colors and pattern.
I am overwhelmed by your blog.

Orchid de dangau said...

So beautiful! 'Therapy' for me ;)

Garden Sheds said...

Gorgeous! It is definitely a therapy!

Gaz said...

Stunning, really great Orchid!

greenman said...

Very nice Cymbidium!
The copper colours look wonderful!

Show your talents said...

Wow, really incredibly beautiful orchids you have.
Show your talents

Ron said...

You certainly grow some gorgeous orchids. This really lovely.