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Orchid Garden

Rl has tossed me a bone. DH woke up sluggish this morning and asked me to return for him after my morning meeting so I have a little time to post a few words and pictures. Isn't that nice?

Back to daughter's birthday trip: The second leg of our journey wasn't far. We could see the front of the American Orchid Society building from the porch of the Japanese garden. It was just a matter of changing parking lots. The orchid had an outside area and a greenhouse. I don't think Rachel and I stopped taking pictures and whole time we were there. My posts will be a combination of both since she grabbed my new camera and I used DH's. I swear we took pictures of the same flowers in some cases. There are tons of them so I thought I'd pick out rarer examples (not the most colorful of the bunch but different) for this posts and then post more later.

Opps! How did she get in there? Well, she is a beauty too. She liked the smell of the scented orchids so much that we ended up getting some body spray that smelled like them. A bit pricey but she's worth it. *grins*


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Jun. 8th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Amazing how many different orchids there are, all beautiful
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
There certainly are. There are between 21,000 and 26,000 recognized species depending on who you talk to. They are the second largest flowering plant after daisies and sunflowers. My useless fact for the day. *grins*
Jun. 8th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
You are right about them being different, I've never seen them before, but my, are they gorgeous!

Thanks for sahring hun!
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Just wait, there's more to come.
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh, orchids! I bet they smelled heavenly :) Are those first ones vanilla?
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Some of them do. Those ones that Rachel is smelling did. The garden had fans blowing over them so the scent spread throughout the greenhouse. Those are the ones that moms always got to wear on Easter.

That first set of flowers are in the spider orchid group (Brassia). I don't believe they are related to vanilla. That's a separate orchid species.
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't look very closely at them, they just automatically reminded me of vanilla. Maybe i was just hungry :-D
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
*shares cookies*
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Aw, you're so sweet! :-D
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
I have some ice cream to go with them. I'm in the mind for something sweet.
Jun. 9th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
They are all gorgeous :) (Especially the last one!)
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
That's my all-time favorite flower. She has blossomed so well. I must introduce you to her someday. I figure you gave me the opportunity to meet son#1 you should be able to meet daughter#1 (of course I have no daughter#2). *grins*
Jun. 10th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Those are some very lovely orchids. I didn't know there was a variety that had a scent.
Jun. 10th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, some of them smell heavenly. I remember the scented ones as those that my dad would buy for my mother to wear on Easter. It doesn't seem to be much of a tradition anymore.
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