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Hybrid orchid, Aliceara Peggy Ruth Carpenter 'Pink Lady', growing attached to the trunk of a palm in the garden

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QuoteOriginally posted by OrchidJulie Quote
Hybrid orchid, Aliceara Peggy Ruth Carpenter 'Pink Lady', growing attached to the trunk of a palm in the garden
That's a spectacular blossom with an even more spectacular common name. I confess to being more fascinated by the smaller orchids.

The blossom below is not really big, but this seems like a good place to post it. Growing in Iceland, looks like a violet to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That's a spectacular blossom with an even more spectacular common name. I confess to being more fascinated by the smaller orchids.

The blossom below is not really big, but this seems like a good place to post it. Growing in Iceland, looks like a violet to me.
Orchid nomenclature is arcane and complicated. "Aliceara" is an artificial, hybrid genus, the components are multiple genera in the Oncidium alliance. Offhand I don't know the details and wouldn't bore you with them even if I did. This isn't a group of orchids that I know a lot about... I don't generally grow them. This plant was a door prize or somesuch at a club event, nothing to do with it but tie it to the palm and let it do its thing. Seems happy enough, neh?
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More stuff from the garden

Three orchids and a tropical "lily" (actually I think it's related to Amaryllis)

Guarianthe (Cattleya) Guatemalensis

Brassavola nodosa -- "Lady of the Night" -- blow-you-way fragrance after dark; perfumes the entire yard!

Dendrobium senile -- "old man" orchid, the stems are covered with wispy white hair

Eucharis grandiflora -- "Amazon lily", flowers are typically nodding, a treat to find one facing more or less forward/up

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Three pasque flowers
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Gorgeous color, Walt!

Couple more from the garden here...

Orange jasmine, Murraya paniculata. Not a real jasmine but the flowers are extremely fragrant, they smell a bit like orange blossoms. The plant is related to citrus but only the birds like the small fruits. Shrub or small tree, blooms several times a year.


Next, Oxalis triangularis, red oxalis. Foliage is an amazing red-purple color. The little pink and white flowers only last a couple of days but it blooms on and off during the year.
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This one is about to get bigger.. SCAN
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
great shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
great shot!
Thanks! I almost hate to admit that it's a phone snap
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Thanks! I almost hate to admit that it's a phone snap
I understand . . . Just glad I did not tell you it was your best work so far!
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Out in the garden during the Film Era. SCAN
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