I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, and will enjoy these gorgeous orchids in a very picture heavy post! A couple of weeks ago, DH and I went to the Orchid Show at the NC Arborteum to see the competition with participants from all over North Carolina vying for ribbons and recognition. I took over 200 pictures at the show, but I promise not to post them all, LOL!! But, there are some really unusual ones, and some gorgeous ones, so I will spread them out over two posts, today and tomorrow.
After I got home, I labeled each one of the photos with the name of the orchid. That took a while, but I wanted to be sure that I got them all correct. In most cases I take a photo of the flower, then I take one of its name so I can keep track. You all know how I love white flowers, so this one caught my eye. It is in the Cattleya variety, a common one in stores for purchase. Enjoy the show! This one is Cattleya Easter Halo.
Cattleya Irene’s Song ‘Mountclair’.
CTT Gold Digger Buttercup.
Hybrids cross two varieties, this one was labeled Dendrobium (Utopia x Santa Claus).
Dendrobium Joyce Kelley.
This one was a miniature, Aeridofinetia Suzuka Pearl. The flowers were about the size of a quarter.
Then, even more tiny, Microterangis hildebrantil. These were only about a quarter of an inch in diameter!
Wilder and more bizarre, with an equally strange name, Arthura Sea Snake ‘Unforgetable’
More spots on Aspasium Angel Baby.
Beallara Marfitch ‘Howard’s Dream’.
Brassidium Golden Gamine.
Encyclia cochleata. Bizarre shape, they almost look like squid, LOL!!
Epigeneium Serena O’Neill, the pastel green and lavendar was lovely.
Another spotted variety, Epigeneium Stamfordianum.
Pure and clear yellow, Epilaeliocattleya Golden Sunset.
Laeliocatanthe Newberry Lava Burst.
Lysudamuloa Red Jewel Sweet Baby.
Gorgeous groupings were all over, with a sweet vanilla scent in the room.
Orchid growing societies and clubs from all over North Carolina were represented.
Click on the Orchid Show Part 2, to see the rest of the show including the phalaenopsis varieties that are commonly purchased, along with some more unusual varieties. I hope you enjoy the orchids!
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