We’ll get this thing up and running soon. In the mean time enjoy these pictures of some orchids from my internship at Longwood Gardens two summers ago. I didn’t actually work with the orchids there but I did enjoy spending a lot of time looking at them.
The first is an Epidendrum hybrid that was on display in the palm house. I don’t know the name but I’m sure it involves E. cinnabarinum. I think they’re great, the lip looks just like a bird taking off to me.
The second picture is a semi-alba Cattleya hybrid (again, I did a terrible job getting cultivar names). In a semi-alba the entire flower is white except the lip, which is often very brightly colored. These are my favorite Cattleyas. You’ll hear me say that about every Cattleya. I really like them.
Finally we have a group of green Paphiopediums that were on display in the Fern Gallery. Not really much to say about them other than that they are kinda weird looking, but in a good way. They’re not my favorites but they are super easy to grow which is a major plus. The mottled leaves are really nice when they’re not in bloom.