I have been so good this last week getting a long list of needed chores done, including cleaning the greenhouse (estufa). During the rainy season the inside of the estufa’s plastic walls become covered with mildew. About twice a year I go in and move all the plants around, wash down their leaves with clear water and wash the wall and ceiling with a combination soap and bleach. AS I was moving the plants this time I found one orchid in bloom and one sending buds out from two different leaves…… I thought it would be great to follow the opening of the buds. You have to go to ‘view full Album’ link above, click to open then click view as slide show. There is also a bottom at the bottom to view in full screen. I am hoping that by doing this you can see these orchids opening in my estufa over the past 5 days.
The actual color of this orchid is more towards lavender than shows in these photos, but you can definitely get the idea of the joy they produce.