|Brassavola Nodosa, 'Lady of the Night', since|
this beautiful species intoxicating fragrant is
only smelled at night. The flowers bloom in
groups only intensifying the already deep sweet
smell. The flowers can last up to 3 months.
|Brassavola Nodosa is a great beginner orchid for any of|
you still hesitant to start your collection. This beauty was
given to me by a fellow FLOS member since she had so
many of them. That's how easy they are to grow. Find a
local grower & pick one up to get started.
|Queen Emma Lily is a gorgeous purple leaved|
type of Crinum Lily. The plant gets very large
in diameter which is perfect to fill empty space
in your yard, lol, like any gardener has empty
|Does anyone know what this small shrub is?|
Anyone, anyone? LOL. It's called a
Chinese Perfume Tree, Aglaia Ordorata. They
are hard to find so snatch one up if you find
one for sale.
|A close up of the tiny yellow "perfumey" flowers.|
These rare trees can get about 8-10ft high in
the ground. If you find one in your travels I highly
recommend you buy it, I know you will love it.
|To my surprise this handful of a Brassavola|
orchid that I bought from Jamaica was blooming. I have just moved this one into my Lignum Vitae two
weeks earlier. So glad it's happy!:)
|Orange Plume flower or Brazilian Plume flower is|
a fast aggressive growing shrub here in South
Florida. So buyer beware if you have a small yard
like moi! Though they are a great plant to use as
a hedge or screen cover. There is even a pink one too!
|My little hot fuschia purslane just pops out in the sun. They are sun lovers & with stand the|
high heat we have here that comes off all the concrete of suburbia. An amazingly resilient ground cover for your gardens since they love spreading out.
|Cattelyea Green Emerald 'Ochid Queen'|
The second set of blooms opened this morning
|C. Green Emerald 'Orchid Queen' detail|
|What this no name beauty looks like today!|
Still growing new spikes with new flowers,
WOW! Super hot tomato red!
Everyday it grows more & more, I guess its
making up for all those years not blooming
or growing. Go baby go! :)
|The orchid is in the middle, see how tall it is in|
comparison to the root system. I believe what did the
trick was more light. It really likes lots of bright light!
See how its curving outside of the shade house.
|Hiding in the background of my wall of orchids in|
the shade house is this Slc. India Rose Sherwood
'Kiilani'. Just blooming away like is was nobody's
business, lol. I bought this intensely sweet smelling
orchid at RF Orchids on an FLOS orchid ramble to
Homestead & the Redlands way down south.
Odom's orchids also has these beauties.
|The root system on this unbelievable root bound|
bound beauty lets you know how healthy & happy
happy an orchid is. That is basically their life line
to essential water & nutrients to survive. Check out American Orchid Society for more orchid care.