Sunday, February 28, 2010

Summer orchid memories

Here's a shot of an atlas moth visiting a helleborine. This picture was taken at the Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario, July 2009.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Coelogyne flaccida in bloom

My Coelogyne cristata blooms (see previous post) are starting to wilt, unfortunately, but it was great to finally see this plant bloom! It looked fantastic, if I do say so myself :)

I am very fond of my Coelogyne flaccida which is currently in bloom. This plant is doing very well too, and was one that I purchased as part of a joint orchid import from Brazil. The flowers definitely have an unusual smell, but after the first couple of days the smell seemed, at least to me, to morph into a sweeter smell, almost like beeswax. I will be sad when the flowers are finished on this one for sure!