Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On The I.D. Trail ... The Year In Photographs ... February 12, 2013

I received a few pass-along Orchid plants just a couple of years back.  The lovely old lady who gave them to me couldn't give me a name to match, so I've had to do a bit of research.  I've posted photos and a request for an ID on several sites, and there seems to be a consensus of opinion on at least of them.   It seems I'm in the possession of a Brassocattleya (Bc) Maikai hybrid.


It started blooming late last week,


and has faded to this lovely very pale purple.



Then just yesterday, another of the pass-along Orchids opened up for the first time.  It certainly looks similar although it's slightly darker in colour and has a slightly different shaped bloom.  Could it also be a Brassocattleya hybrid?

8 comments:

  1. How wonderful to have these lovely pass-along orchids. I love the colors.

    Have a nice Valentine's day ~ FlowerLady

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  2. They do look very similar and both are so pretty, what a wonderful gift she passed along.

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  3. You have some real stunning Orchids here ...beautiful.

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  4. I love orchids, but I'm hopeless at growing them, and always admire anyone that can grow them and get them to bloom. These are just gorgeous!

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  5. Lovely Orchids, Bernie! They really are gorgeous! :-))

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  6. I can't help with the orchids Bernie, but they are gorgeous, I really like looking at them but for some reason have no inclination to grow them. Love the mauve colour.

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  7. Beautiful. I'm always surprised about how hardy orchids are, despite their delicate appearance.

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