Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Blooming in the Garden - Anticipation

Many of my orchids call this gazebo their home - either hanging in it on lined up on the shelves. Almost every plant is teasing me with new spikes waiting to bloom. Some are ahead of the others so I wanted to start capturing them. Perhaps 2 or 3 more weeks and they will all be showing off for me nicely.

My 4ft tall plum vanda in the back has two spikes now. The large oncidium hybrid at the front put up 5 (I had this one indoors last year but the smell is a little overpowering - one of not many smelly orchids!)

This little pair of phals have never bloomed before - I've had them for years so I'm very pleased to see what they can do - worth the wait:

Big pics will come when they are all blooming...

Here's a close up of the "smelly oncidium". Looks like I didn't save its tag when I repotted it so unfortunately I don't have the exact name.


  1. Beautiful Orchids!
    I would like to know the name of the one that is so overpowering in scent please!

    Thank you,

  2. Lovely orchids! I only have one left, and I bring it in during the cold months. I need to get some more, and try again!

  3. Great pictures and a wonderful start to a beautiful season! XO, Kelly