September 4th, 2012
There are Orchids Blooming in the Greenhouse!
Posted by Francesca
Passing through the greenhouse the other day, we noticed that some of Martha's beautiful orchids were blooming. We Frenchies love so many types of flowers and especially orchids!
1 Since we've been on a gardening kick, let's check out what's blooming in the greenhouse. See anything interesting, Franny?
2 Some of Martha's orchids are blooming beautifully, Sharkey!
3 Did you know there are more than 25,000 species in the world that occur naturally, plus many more which have been developed by orchid growers?
4 The white Phalaenopsis, also known as the moth orchid, is one of the most common varieties. But, in the mid-1800s, orchid collectors paid huge sums for this flower, as it was very rare at that time.
5 Some types of orchids are fragrant while many are not. Some even have a foul odor! Not this one, though!
6 Phalaenopsis are one of the longest blooming orchid genera producing flowers that last from 2 to 6 months before dropping!
7 Francesca, don't you just love Mokara orchids, too? They're so bright and colorful.
8 Mokaras have a pleasant starfish shape and are covered with tiny freckles.
9 Sharkey, so many orchids flowers look like little faces, don't you think?
10 This one seems to be sending me a particular message.
11 Do you see how it looks like its mouth is open and is sticking its tongue out, like this? Do I look as pretty as this flower?
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