It’s been a long time since I’ve done a greenhouse post! The last one was in June, but there has been a lot going on in there since – I’ve just been less than stellar at photographing it, and have also been a bit lazy on the blogging front, as you can probably tell. That said, here are all the lovelies that have been blooming in the greenhouse in the last week or so:
Lc Natrasiri Doll x Thospol Spot – waxy, long-lived maroon flowers, and very fragrant!
Blc Yellow Bird – a reliable, heavy bloomer.
Coelogyne usitana – blooms somewhat continuously on long, pendant spikes.
Cattleya dowiana, given to us six or seven years ago as a tiny flaskling, from my father-in-law who had recently moved to Costa Rica.
Bulbophyllum echinolabium – blooms a few times a year; supposedly smells like rotting flesh, though I’ve never noticed the smell.
Dendrobium antennatum, blooms heavily a couple times a year.
Dockrillia cucumerina – I think this may be the first (possibly second) time this small plant has ever bloomed for us, in the over-seven years we’ve had it! A very slow grower, named for its cucumber-like pseudobulbs.
A gloxinia (not an orchid). Goes completely deciduous every winter, then blooms freely through the summer.