Tuesday, April 13, 2010

From the NYBG Orchid Show

If you didn't make it to the NYBG Orchid Show last week, then my apologies. It was a really lovely exhibit with what seemed to be tens of thousands of orchids.

I could spend weeks sharing photos and information about the difference species of orchids on display, but it's spring so I'd rather get on to all that is in bloom. A lot of what's in bloom have been covered before by this blog, such as: Cornus florida, Cherries, Virginia Bluebells, Muscari, Fothergilla and Magnolia soulangiana. But there's a lot that have yet to debut on this site, and I need to get to work.

In the meantime, here's some gorgeous orchids to get you inspired about the garden indoors.


Cattleya (I think!)





Finally, I must have had some case of orchid fatigue, because I didn't note what these species were. I loved them ,though - so different from a florist's orchid. If you know the species please write in!

I loved this - the long, thin sepals and mottling color. I just wish I wrote the name down! Alas, next year....


PhiNight said...

I want to blow up that top photo and cover a wall with it. Gorgeous! I don't know the names of any orchids, quite possibly because displays like this make my right brain use up all the available neurotransmitters and leave me literally speechless. (Took me 20 minutes to write that.)

Louise @ Buddy Garden said...

Beautiful pictures! Unfortunately I missed it but I feel like I've been there just looking at your photos.

Vella said...

I'll be up at NYBG Thursday for a class and if I get a chance I will see if I can find the names of these 2.

Jennifer G. Horn said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments!

Vella- definitely let me know if you find out. I owe you an email...JH

Sally said...

Thank you for these postings. They are just beautiful. The display of No. 1 is delightful. It brings you to a place like that somewhere Kipling might have written, "Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden that it may not pass away!" The Glory of the Garden, Stanza 8

southern horizons3 said...

Many thanks for the pleasurable trip to and photos of the NYBG Orchid Show. Orchids are a beautiful and complex world unto themselves. Then we have all the growing & hybridizations. Thinking the last two pictures might be a Swamp Orchid (Phaius species) and something hybridized in the Oncidium and Relatives group.

levitra cialis said...

as a freelancer I did some trips around the world, and if there's a place in the world that can show such beauty like this is Brazil, the other country that show a large variety of this specie of flower is Costa Rica.