Three phals from April are still gracing us with their presence. That's the great thing about phals...when they bloom, it's for several months at a time. They provide a lot of bang for my buck!
With unopened buds on a couple of them, it looks likes they'll keep us in blooms for awhile.
Two pretty purple phals have joined the party. I love this speckled...wildly exotic-looking beauty. This phal is a good-sized plant and is sporting many spikes with lots of buds. Nothing makes me happier than to see an orchid pump out lots of gorgeous blossoms.
Here's a close-up of this very pretty orchid flower.
Here's another heavy producer with soft, cool-toned shades of white and purple. I'm always amazed at the variety of orchid blooms available. It's no wonder that people become addicted to such loveliness. Trying to select just one or two is absolutely impossible.
Here's a close-up, so you can enjoy the stripes and softly-smudged purple edges of each petal.
It's always a joy when our vandas (we only have two) come into bloom. And, lucky for us the two we have are prolific bloomers. This plant is truly amazing...growing in a pot with NO dirt, bark or any type of growth medium. It just sits in the pot with its roots completely exposed. What a beauty it is!
And, last but not least our dancing lady has burst into blooms. Talk about a show-off...Wow...that's exactly what she does with 7 stalks, each producing around 116 small yellow and brown flowers. Yes, you read that right...116 flowers on each of the 7 stems. Uh, let's see, that's around 800...give or take a few...flowers on one plant. If I was to suggest one orchid that's easy to grow, blooms several times a year and is very showy...this would be the one.
That's it for May. Now we'll see what beauties await us in June.