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!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Orchids

I had to slip a photo of the March orchids in before it was too late. We don't have too many blooming right now but a number of them are gearing up for April.

This Vanda originally bloomed in December and then put this second stalk out in March.

This cute little phaleonopsis is blooming between another orchid (sorry for the fuzzy photo) that offered up a second stalk of blooms.

This soft-colored phaleonopsis is a real beauty. One of my favorites.

This is a ground orchid that my mom gave me. Her stalk of flowers is about 5 1/2 feet tall but mine is a little shorter - probably around 4 feet tall.
Yes, this is not an orchid but this amaryllis flower just opened and I had to include it on my blog. My neighbor Nancy gave me an assortment of amaryllis bulbs given to her by someone who worked for a grower in Florida. The plants were doing well, and I couldn't wait to see what kind of flowers they would produce. This is the first one to open and it is a beauty. Another plant has a bud on it, so we'll be able to see what it looks like soon.


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

They are all so pretty but I just love your Vanda. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. I love orchids, but can't grow them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a lovely collection of orchids.

Dani said...

Gorgeous orchids Susan!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Your orchids are gorgeous!

Meems said...

Your orchids are always a delight. So many colors and blooms. I just planted my very first ground orchids... no blooms in sight yet... probably will have to wait until next year at this point ... unless its one that blooms later. I don't know that much about them.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Rusty in Miami said...

Susan, you have a great collection of orchids, I have Vanda like yours and every year I get one stock of flowers, this year I is not happening

Susan said...

Hocking Hill...Thanks. That vanda is a beauty. I love it too.

Worm and Flowers...Thanks. They're really not that hard if you have the right location. Ours are under live oaks so they receive filtered sunlight.

Lisa, Dani, Chris & Jon...Thanks. A lot of the phaleonopsis are setting buds now which means more blooms in the coming months.

Meems...The ground orchids are really neat. The stalks are super high. It should do well in your garden. Good luck with it!

Rusty...I'll keep my fingers crossed that your vanda blooms soon. They are beautiful!

Faith said...

Those are beautiful pic you took of those orchicds love them faith

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