Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Time for Orchids Again, Cattleya species



Continuation of the previous post:

You are all very familiar with these orchid type. Even if the main color is the same they usually differ in the color and shape of their lips.


If you will enlarge the above white, there is a caterpillar happily enjoying itself at the pollen cap




They are also used in flower arrangements, which make a leaf bundle look so special (above)!




...and the bamboo pieces (above) look so elegant!




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30 comments:

  1. You have a wide variety of gorgeous catleyas in this post. I didn't know caterpillars love orchids too. I am dreaming about my catleya and wondering when it will flower again. It seems to be growing new babies now.

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  2. Gorgeous orchids! Cattleyas are one of my favourite, after Lady Slippers.

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  3. I don't grow these beauties - I just admire everyone elses as I don't think I can give them the right conditions in my home for them to rebloom. I liked those ones displayed in the bamboo's - the yellow one looks quite like a cymbidium.

    (btw my site now loads faster than ever so you shouldn't be kept waiting too long from now on) I was thinking about you this weekend :) Rosie

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  4. Gorgeous orchids. Love all.
    Thank you for sharing Andrea.
    Have a great week.

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  5. Stunning Orchids!! Love the bamboo planters too.

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  6. Beautiful cattleya photos! I'm with Autumn Belle. Please bloom again, my lovely orchids.

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  7. The orchids are beautiful, Andrea. The bamboo pieces look very nice with the orchids.

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  8. oh, my mother would go crazy at these gorgeous orchids!

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  9. Love all the pictures you posted here. I'm still trying to make my orchids bloom - its almost a year now in waiting.

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  10. Those bamboos filled with orchids is really a good idea! I love that flower arrangement of the purple catleya also :-D Thanks for posting lovely pictures of these orchids.

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  11. A very nice collection of orchids. I like the way the orchids are displayed on the bamboos. The bamboo accentuates the beauty of the orchids. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. What a beauties.... Thank you very much for showing them off

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  13. Lovely orchids! Such nice the last one! :)

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  14. aloha andrea,

    wow what a show, i also love cattleyas...they are so affordable here so why not, theres some beauties that you have photographed to show us, thanks for sharing

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  15. I am so not familiar with orchids so please keep showing them:) The fringed ones are very pretty. They look almost like irises-the closest thing I can relate to. Very lovely!

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  16. Your orchids are AWESOME, Andrea. We don't have them here much... I did have a friend whose mother grew some kind of orchids in her sunroom (inside the house). They were pretty but NEVER as pretty as yours... SO gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing so many different colors and varieties.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. I haven't seen orchid blooms for a long time. What bright and pretty colors they have.

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  18. Thank you so much everyone for patronizing my posts, and also those who dropped by once-in-a-while. Most of you appreciated the arrangements using bamboos, yes i liked that too, so even if they are not Catleya i added it.

    Yes Rosie, the middle is Cymbidium, and around it maybe Mokara.

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  19. I especially liked the bamboo as well - a very exotic look!

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  20. Gorgeous gorgeous! So glad you shared this!

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  21. gorgeous! nice photo of the cute little caterpillar

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  22. Hi Andrea! Thanks for visiting. To answer your Q: Heaven is in a secret place in Laguna. Btw, I was once invited at DTI's intellectual property conference for visual arts. Is that where you work?

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  23. These orchids were just what I needed to cheer me up today!

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  24. Beautiful orchids and such wonderful color, Andrea. Regretfully, we could only grow them inside. You are fortunate.

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  25. Andrea, thank you for posting these gorgeous pictures. All the orchids are absolutely stunning!

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  26. with those cut bamboo, it looks so good.

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