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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Orchids, Orchids, Orchids

Last weekend I drove up to Santa Barbara to visit a friend and go to the Santa
Barbara Orchid Show.  The theme of this years show was the '60's and they
called it Orchidellic.  The theme was cute but to be honest I was just there to see
some beautiful blooms.  And beautiful they were!!!  The varieties we mostly know
are Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium and Cattleys(the corsage orchid), but they had many,
many other varieties as well.  Anyway, I am going to let the beautiful blooms speak
for themselves...

I promise you these are not pansy, they are definitely orchid....

Maybe at a later date I will show you some of the "theme" displays which  were cute
but as I said, I was there just to see some beautiful blooms.

I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful first full week of spring!

I am linking to lovely Rose Vignettes.


Le Jardin de Chêneland said...

Toutes ces fleurs sont magnifiques, des coloris chatoyants et les photos sont délicieuses. a déguster et savourer sans modération. très jolie message
belle soirée jocelyne

Pondside said...

They are all so beautiful. I liked the ruffled ones best of all - and any with some pink. I find that I am craving colour - pansies and primulas are doing their best but I'm getting anxious for the tulips and peonies.

once in a blue moon said...

another beautiful outing for you! so many colors, there is never a shortage on choice~ a neighbor just gave me my first orchid, i hope i don't kill it, i am so outdoor prone it throws me to think indoors~

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW I have always read there were all sorts of kinds of orchids, but seeing them altogether in your lovely blog post WOWS me!

I was given a beautiful orchid from a dear friend several years ago and it bloomed for a long time, but last summer quit blooming and hasn't since and I have no idea why. The leaves are still green and thick and healthy but no blooms. I have been meaning to look up what I am doing wrong.

I know it isn't overwatering, but it could be the chilling environment, we always have such a cold house - I have salt water tanks and a very warm hubs, so we keep it at a very cool temp. Yes, I wear sweaters in the summer kinda cool, could that be it I wonder? It likes warmth doesn't it?

Acquired Objects said...

Susan these orchids are so beautiful! I'm dying to find out more about that blue orchid since I grow them easily here and I want one!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Stephanie Lloyd said...

So many kinds! Beautiful, as always,
Susan. Keep it coming, please...

classic • casual • home said...

So pretty. What a fun day!

Anonymous said...

I stopped by your blog and wondered where you were...
Garden blogs are hard to keep up during winter months.
The many varieties of orchards were stunning, I especially love your photography skils you showcased them beautifully.
One day soon we will be sharing our summer gardens.
Lots of hugs,

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

These are gorgeous! The orchid show is coming to the New York Botanical Garden next month and I am planning to attend. Now I am very excited. I can't get that blue one out of my mind! I have never seen one like that before! Thanks for the beautiful pictures! Linda

French-Kissed said...

I have never seen a blue orchid...just gorgeous and how about the one that looks like a pansy. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images Hope you have a wonderful week.


La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are all so exquisitely beautiful and there is no flower as elegant as the bloom of an orchid. Thank you for letting us see these wonders. said...

Lovely Orchids, beatutifully taken.

Carla B. Reeves said...

Thanks for your beautiful photos of our Santa Barbara Orchid Show. It always amazes me how the growers can turn our Showgrounds into a Paradise Fantasy! Every year there seem to be new hybrids...the blue moth orchids you pictured must be new. I have never seen blue orchids like that and I have a house and garden full of orchids. I hope you had a wonderful time

Tricia said...

They're all so pretty! I think my favorites are the ones with the ruffled petals or the ones that look like pansies. Hope you're having a good week :)

Masha said...

Beautiful! I love looking at orchids (except for the one dyed blue :)) even if I can't grow them myself. Thank you for the eye candy.

Mary said...

So gorgeous! I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite and I can only imagine what it was to see them in person! I am intrigued by the variety with the pansy-like face! Thanks for my flower fix :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Hi Masha-Believe it or not, the blue orchid is its natural color! I couldn't believe it either so I had to ask about it. I was told it is that orchid's true color.

LaPouyette said...

Really a wonderful spring post! Stunning images as always!!!

Best wishes, dear Susan, for a lovely and sunny spring at your place,

La Dolfina said...

Absolutely breathtaking Susan!
And I agree, your photos are outstanding. Your love of flowers and nature is quite obvious!
You always bring us so much beauty in your posts!!
Thank you!!!

Cottage and Broome said...

The orchids are beautiful! You are right the one variety looks like pansies. Have a wonderful weekend, Laura

Laura said...

Beautiful orchids! I have a few indoors, but they are so hard to keep happy in our dry wooden house. Thank you for your comment on my blog, great to know I finally made the right choice! :) I will post updates of my little queen. Springtime greetings from sunny Sweden! Laura

Zinnia said...

Beautiful orcideér! Many are the varieties I never seen before. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Pamela Gordon said...

These are so beautiful! I am amazed at the different colours, varieties and sizes of the orchids. Lovely photos! Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving a comment. I hope you have a wonerful week. Blessings, Pamela

Liz said...

I had now idea there were so many varieties! We have an orchid tree at church and I keep telling my husband that I want one of those! :)

These are gorgeous pictures!


Privet and Holly said...

I adore orchids but
always seem to kill
them with kindness.
Also, I've never had
any luck getting them
to re-bloom......Any
suggestions? You seem
to have a much greener
thumb than I do, my
friend : ) !!

xx Suzanne

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful orchids! Thanks for sharing these breathtaking beauties.

Liz said...

Perfect for FCF!

Thanks for sharing your fun post for Fresh-Cut Friday! :) I'm so glad you did! I hope you have a Blessed Easter weekend.


Oliva Ohlson said...

Orchids are so exotic and beautiful! Like most people, I am only familiar with the common orchid. Thank you for sharing these great orchid pictures!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

If I had the money, I would learn all about orchids, build a greenhouse, and grow them! Lovely post :D

Happy Easter!

Ricki Jill

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh MY! I've never seen so many orchids! They're all lovely.