|I loved the spots on this Cattleya (labeled as C. caudabel, although I couldn't find a species listing under that name on-line)|
|The spots and unusual color combination were what attracted me to this Rhyncholaeliocattleya 'Penny's Spot' (Orchid genera names can be a mouthful!)|
|I liked the unusual flowers of this Dendrochilum magnum|
|The camera's focus wasn't perfect here but the flowers colors did have a watercolor quality to them. This is a Laeliocatonia grex Renate 'S&W'.|
|Miltassia Aztec 'Nalo', a bigeneric hybrid with Miltonia and Brassia parents, has a nose-like protuberance that gives it the appearance of a face|
|Miltonia moreliana gives you an indication which parent gave the Miltassia its nose|
|I loved the color of this Oncidium 'Pacific Sun Spot'|
Professional growers had a few display tables:
|My profile photo of one grower's Dendrobium 'Andre Nishii' didn't come out but this photo shows the flower's curling form|
And here are some of the winning entries among the amateur growers' submissions:
|I think the top 2 photos are Dendrobiums. The plant on the lower left is Vandachostylis 'Deep Blue Sea' and the one on the right is a noID Phalaenopsis.|
Of course, there were deals to be had in the sale area and I had to bring a couple of orchids home.
|A noID Phalaenopsis with pale yellow, almost green, flowers which almost match the color of the Hoya multiflora 'Shooting Star' I already had in my home office|
|A noID Oncidium with elaborate yellow, white and red blooms|
I'm not very attentive to my orchids but they're surprisingly forgiving plants. My collection seems to be expanding.
All material © 2012-2016 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party