No Name Orchids

I have never been impressed by labels alone as I know that labels lie.

Recently an oncidium sent out two strong spikes and the flowers surprised me with their form and colour.  It was sold to me as the popular Sharry Baby but this orchid bears no resemblance to it.  I informed the seller about this but did not complain. He said it may be a Contoste Catatante.

Can anyone complain about this?

IMG_5949.jpg

The first spike

 

IMG_6005

The second spike

I have another orchid with no name (actually I have many).  I named it Cabramatta as I bought it by the roadside there.  It sent out seven spikes of white fringed purple orchids.  Again I have no complaints.

IMG_5938

IMG_6003

The pavers are 40cm (16 inches) square

IMG_5998.jpg

IMG_5987.jpg

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
This entry was posted in Garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to No Name Orchids

  1. paolsoren says:

    I somehow lost my link with you. Probably my fault for changing my blog name. But I was delighted to read your translation of the cicadas poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. taphian says:

    These orchids are so beautiful, dear Mary. It’s really a big difference when they can grow outside in a suitable climate as if they grow at my window. I only have very few blossoms and yours are so full with beautiful flowers. Have a nice day, kind regards Mitza

    Liked by 1 person

  3. “A rose by any other name……” Lovely photos, Mary

    Liked by 1 person

  4. fyreglass says:

    They are beautiful! I am an avid gardener, but I have never tried to grow orchids. However, my sister-in-law came me one for Christmas this year – so we’ll see how well that goes!

    Your photos and translations are always lovely, BTW. Thank you for a wonderful read! Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

Have your say here:

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s