Thursday, May 28, 2015

NOID - Cattleya Orchids

Majority of my cattleya's started it's flowering season, they always bloom during our colder time of the year when it's raining and dark and windy and cold and they always delight with their flamboyant colors and textures.

Most of my catleya's don't have any name tags - they were collected by me over the years from friends who gave them to me when they finished flowering, some were purchased from the back benches of nurseries and garden centers in rather poor states at discounted prices not suitable for quick sales, other found me through neglected gardens. It's interesting that personally I find that cattleya's one of the easiest orchids to bring back to flowering - they just need a bit of shade in our hottest time, plenty of watering and a sunny bench in winter and they recover from any neglect very quickly.

Here are some that are currently in bloom, delighting me with infusion of colors during our colder months -


10 comments:

Ron said...

Those are incredible and the photography is out of this world. Congratulations!

Bernie H said...

Each one was a delight to see! I particularly adore the top one.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments

Ron said...

I don't understand why people do not want plants that are not identified. In many case they'll try to find a picture of something similar on the internet and put that name on it. They are equally beautiful without a name.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Plants which bloom 'when it's raining and dark and windy and cold' are precious!
I looked at the first flower and then, at your dogs (in the right column) and I smiled - don't you think there is some similarity?

Kalantikan said...

Those are very beautiful cattleyas! You have all the best there is. In my very hot climate in our property i can't raise any orchids except vanda, because they are more heat tolerant. Cattleyas here are in protected nurseries.

klaraau01 said...

To Ron - of course, I agree with you, and I also think that many view some orchids as a throw - away plants, once finished blooming to be replaced quickly without realizing that some need time and the right conditions to bring it back to flower again. But for me it's an exiting journey to see old plant in bloom and to discover it's beauty!

klaraau01 said...

To Tatyana - you are right, my Benny and Bella full of personality just like my plants and they appreciate colors and textures and scents and have their likes and dislikes in the orchid world!

Ron said...

You are right about the fun and excitement of reblooming them. That's the whole of it for me.

Hl Kwok said...

You have a beautiful collection. I think the name for the last orchids should be Pot. Chief Sweet Orange "Sweet Orange". I also have this specie too.