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A lovely Phalaenopsis ("moth") orchid blooming in my garden.

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Unusual Phalaenopsis orchid hybrids you see all the time some amazing colors and patterns, it was a lovely surprise for me to see this green one last weekend, as I always think ahead this make the perfect post for today,

***To all my Irish friends Happy St. Patrick's Day!

As you know the biggest Parade in the world is in New York City,

That day we all are Irish and drink that Green Beer:-)

Elegant white Orchids shot by my talented wife at the 2017 New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show in the Bronx, New York.


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I am very proud of this orchid; we got it when it wasn't flowering or even in bud and it has rewarded my patience with this lovely blossom that came out as the New Year came in.


And one of my Phalaenopsis is gracing me with blossoms as well!


My sweet hubby selected this beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid plant for Valentine's Day.... Thank you honey :)


Our daughter also gave me a marvelous bouquet of lavender flowers.... so sweet and thoughtful :)


Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely Valentine Day ~


St. Valentine's Day ~




Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.


The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").


Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[


A white phalaenopsis (moth) orchid against a a fairy light background for the lovely bokeh effect.

EXPLORE May 8, 2009 #308 - THANK YOU!!!!


One of my lovely Phalaenopsis orchids ~


Celebrating Mother's Day weekend :)

view on black, please!




In the marsh pink orchid's faces

With their coy and dainty graces,

Lure us to their hiding places--

Laugh, O murmuring Spring!


(Sarah Foster Davis, Summer Song)

I have a habit of sometimes "nicknaming" my plants. I have a palm tree that has narrow, long red leaves - he's Spike. One of my other orchids (it's common name is Mini-mark) and I call him Marky-Mark. Tiger Lily sprung to mind for this new acquisition I got at the SOOS orchid event at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in February this year.

A lovely cluster of pink and white Phalaenopsis Orchids, shot by my talented wife at the New York Botanical Garden during the 2016 annual Orchid Show.

Speckled white & pink Phalaenopsis orchids

Explore Highest position # 313 on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Just trying to take a shot for HBW. The Phalaenopsis is from our garden and the bokeh from LD and spray water as the setup shown in the below comment.:)


Bokeh จากแผ่นเลเซอร์ดิส พ่นละอองน้ำจากที่ฉีดน้ำรีดผ้า


Exposure: 1/350, Aperture: f/16, Focal Length: 105 mm, ISO:100 (Lo-1),

Nikon D700, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro

Single shot. External flash used.


鲜花 "الزهور " 鮮花 цветя květiny blomster bloemen bulaklak kukkien fleurs Blumen λουλούδια פרחים virágokat blóm bunga bláthanna fiori 花 꽃 blomster گل kwiaty flores цветы blommor çiçekler квіти hoa


(No very long multi invitations please.:))

Thanks to Paola, you gave the new title!

On Explore Feb 23, 2008 #412

Subfamily: Epidendroideae Genus: Phalaenopsis Species: Phalaenopsis amabilis [L.] Blume 1825. Common name: The Lovely Phalaenopsis or Moon orchid.



For the ladies..

une fleur pour vous♥ .. ♥un fiore per te♥ .. ♥una flor para ti♥ .. ♥uma flor para você♥

♫♪♫ It's you that matters ♫♪♫

I don't know the name of this one but I am posting it just beacause it is so lovely. At the Missouri Botanical Garden.

# 186~365 Work with textures


I took the original photo @ American Orchid Society

Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA

July 18th/2009


Nikon D5000


I used this wonderful texture by Marion: texture-08 Thank you so vey much!




Subfamily: Epidendroideae Genus: Phalaenopsis Species: Phalaenopsis amabilis [L.] Blume 1825. Common name: The Lovely Phalaenopsis or Moon orchid.

#201004-31 ~ B l a c k m a g i c


I was given this beautiful Orchid as a gift from a lovely florist friend of ours earlier on in the year. This flower gave me many days of joy. Sadly its time came to an end :(.


Please Enjoy :D



This Saturday has been a real grey experience. Even my beautiful orchids looks greyish. How I miss the soft lights of spring when the blanket of grey leaves and is replaced with lovely sunshine. No more thousand shades of grey or brown, I want spring to arrrive! /A


Camera Nikon D3200, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G.

To all my lovely friends on the Utata staff, I thank you from the bottom of my (slightly banged-up, soon-to-be-refurbished) heart.


An utterly lush and gorgeous Phalaenopsis orchid arrived on my doorstep today from the good people of Utata, who have already contributed to saving my life some 6 years ago by helping me find my passion for photography.


I promise to do my utmost to keep both the orchid and myself alive to see another day.


Thank you again for being just otterly fantastic in every way.



Phalaenopsis orchid. This orchid spray looks like a graceful flower arrangement, hence my title. "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける?, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living")and hana (華?, "flower").

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Early in April our Executive Director called me into her office to see the orchid she had been given. So lovely I asked her if I could photograph it. The picture above was taken at that time. Just a few days later she called me into her office again. She said, "I found an orchid just like mine and want to give it to you" and she handed it to me. I was, well, blown away! The pictures I've posted before ~ they're of the orchid she gave me. I can't stop looking at this extraordinary creation!

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A friend of mine gave me a little shoot from one of her plants. After about 6-8 months of babying, I have four shoots now and these lovely Dendrobium Flowers. Just a little plant, I am encouraged that it will continue to prosper.

I am usually a phalaenopsis orchid lover and have had success with these orchids. This is my first try at a Dendrobium.

I have been growing this lovely miniature orchid for four years. While I do like vandaceous orchids quite a bit, my true love is angraecoid species. Superficially the vandaceous Microsaccus griffithii brings together aspects of both, nearly passing for the charming Angraecum distichum, only it's a bit smaller in all dimensions and lacks spurs or scent. It is Native to Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, the islands of Borneo, Java, Sumatra (Indonesia), and the Philippines. Its 2mm tiny crystalline white flowers always appear in pairs, squeezed in tight between the undersides of its fleshy leaves that have a 12mm spread.


The longest stem on my plant is currently 6cm. It did have a much longer stem (8cm) that I had to shorten by 4cm for when I conducted comprehensive double-well ELISA testing for pathogenic orchid viruses after a scare when I discovered that I had been sold asymptomatic infected Phalaenopsis, plants which I had grown in proximity to my Microsaccus. Thankfully these didn't infect this or most of the plants in my collection, but the comprehensive testing was expensive and fraught. When it comes to collecting tissue samples from miniature plants such as this, it really sucks to have to remove a 4cm stem section!

Many thanks to Kim Klassen for her lovely textures. This one is called Let Go.

Beautiful pink Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchids, shot by my talented wife at the New York Botanical Garden during their 2014 Holiday Train Show.

Phalaenopsis, no less. A gorgeous companion on my desk. Thanks sbaker :)

meine neue Orchidee :-)

This is my new orchidee. I love the lovely colours.


Lovely white Orchid at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Lovely tillandsias, mosses, "creeping Jew" and Phalaenopsis orchid in this large terrarium

The sky is original since I have unusually beautiful weather with wonderful blue skies dotted with small fluffy clouds today, 8th Feb 2015. After all the darkness it is sublime to see nice weather for a change. I took the chance using the light to photograph my beautiful little orchid which has a lovely scent. The scent is very fresh with a touch of lemons but also deep perfume which I never encountered before. I go to my sweet orchid often to inhale its lovely scent thinking of some tropical paradise where it grows naturally :-) Enjoy the image! /A

Nothing like a lovely view like this to help banish the cold weather blahs.


It's the Little Things #327

my lovelies take flight, april 5, 2007.

Phalaenopsis lindenii x Lovely Kid (lobbii x parishii)

Found this lovely branch of Phals at the Boca Raton Orchid Show.


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The incredible flower (cymbidium orchid)


Here is a link about this great flower:


Both are lovely and fragrant, growing in my vivarium. On the left is Phalænopsis bellina (coerulea form) and on the right is Phalænopsis violacea (indigo form).

This lovely phalaenopsis gives us pleasure for months every year. Beverly has a way with them. This year we got a little "bow tie" out of it!

I went to Melbourne Thursday to see this exhibition, I really enjoyed it, apart from the many paintings the Gallery had 2 other rooms to view the paintings from another perspective.


These PHALAENOPSIS Orchids in various colours, were on display throughout the gallery and many other places in Melbourne, must be the latest craze here- I have a lovely potted one that a friend gave me and it is doing well in the room no direct sunlight and not too hot or cold.

Phalaenopsis bastianii x mariae

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