Saturday, March 6, 2010

Botany Desiring

No matter how long the winter,
Spring is sure to follow.


Phalaeonopsis (moth) orchids, resemble the shapes of moths or butterflies. They're the most resilient members of the orchid family and make ideal gifts for family and friends--especially those with cabin fever.

I wonder if this intergeneric hybrid orchid was developed in an abbey garden...the label that came in its container says, "K34P, BROTHER LAWRENCE 'B#1' x DTPS. BROTHER LOVE ROSA 'B#1' 6/8/05"


Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Oh don't get me started! I want to faint every time I see an orchid. This photo is so beautiful!

Susan Erickson said...

gorgeous the pink blush...very sensual

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a face! Smashing!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi Abby, what a wonderful picture. Yea I know spring will follow winter times yet it seems so so far away. But let's all hang in there right? Dagmar

Ribbon said...

I love the blend of colour.

I think you're on the right track with the thought that it may have been developed in an Abbey... but I have no real clue about this.

Autumn here, but no real sign of it as yet :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Becky
As you know I am dreading winter and could do the spring summer thing all over again... Love the orchard... such incredible flowers.. I had one once.. and of course killed it... not sure I should try again at this point haha will enjoy yours instead.. Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Tonia said...

Lovely to see you over at my blog Becky - loving yours! Aren't orchids wonderful things?

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Becky
sorry came back to comment on your comment. I love watching planes also.. I live very close to the airport and we can see the planes from the beach!!! meant to mention that but it was getting longwinded..

Have a great week xx Julie

Jeanne Klaver said...

Orchids are my favorite. They're so hardy, strong, beautiful. This one is exquisite.