Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Vanilla Surprise!



This beautiful fuschia-color flower is dangling from - believe it or not - an orchid plant. This Malaysian orchid, Medinilla sp., is a member of the vanilla family.
It is growing in a pot in my mom's garden and is quite large. I didn't think about it at the time, but I should have smelled the flower or the large leaves (you can see them pictured above the flower) to see if they have a scent of vanilla.
Hey mom, Smell them for me and post the results on my blog. Thanks!!!

7 comments:

rusty in miami said...

Great blog, I am glad to see another Floridian sharing their gardening expirience on the web

Susan said...

Thanks for the compliment and for leaving a message on my blog. It's not easy finding other Florida blogs.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... pretty. I can't wait to hear whether they smell good, too!

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Anonymous said...

ZXFDEXVSORRY SUSAN,
I HAVE TO CORRECT YOU BUT WHAT YOU SEE ON YOU`R ORCHID PLANT IS NOT THE FLOWER IT IS THE SEEDS AND THERE IS NO SCENT.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
MOM

Susan said...

Hi Mom,

I stand corrected!!!! :-)

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