Saturday, January 11, 2014

TODAY's FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - The Wonder of Orchids


Such a tiny pot holds so much beauty 
brought forth by the experienced hand of 
the wise grower


My dear friend John certainly has the magic touch
his orchids flower all year round

dancing ladies in their Christmas finery


orchids are such diverse plants, these remind one 
of the delicate flowers of a tree begonia


any lady would look dressy with a sprig of these in her corsage


 I feel like cupping these delicately tinted petals in my hands


but the most splendid for me is this virginal white
with pure gold in it's heart


I can but sigh and wish to emulate John's prowess 
meanwhile . . .dream on . . .

Linking with Denise's


and Laura's


32 comments:

  1. Hi Arija. What a wonderful selection of Orchids. great shots of them. I wish i had the knack with them, but they end up dying on me!

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  2. Orchids are simply gorgeous!
    Wish you a happy weekend, Arija!

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  3. Gorgeous orchids! Happy Weekend, Arija!

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  4. I love orchids and these are all very beautiful.

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  5. Thank you Arija, these are a joy to see on a cold, rainy and dreary day in Virginia.

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  6. wow! just loaded with blooms! he is very skilled.

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  7. Oh wow, these orchids are gorgeous!

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  8. oh my .. I've never seen orchids like these !! How wonderful to live in a place with such beautiful flowers and birds :) sending warm wishes from Hockley Valley , Canada (very cold and icy right now) , Susanne

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  9. How wonderful to live in a place with such beautiful flowers and birds :) sending you warm wishes from Hockley Valley Ontario Canada (very cold and icy here right now), Susanne

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    1. Susanne, we all have our drawbacks, our's is the lack of water coupled with extreme heat. This week we are due for 5 days straight of 105+ F and I am in danger of loosing half my garden, fruit and citrus trees included/

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  10. These are wonderful .. and your friend is very talented to get them to grow all year round.. I did orchids today too, but your photos are so much better. I had a corsage of the ones in the second photo once (a million years ago) for a prom.

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    1. Sallie, you must have looked beautiful with your orchids at the prom.

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  11. They are fragile looking. I've had no luck with orchids. But have seen some of yours looking quite fetching. Seems John has a lot of knowledge to share.

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    1. . . . and being a very generous person, he does so freely.

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  12. Oh yes they are all very delightful, but i prefer that first one, Oncidium. You're right, so plenty and beautiful even in that very small pot.

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    1. Andrea, I also love the tiny Oncidiums though, as yet, the have none. I do have a couple of very charming Sarcochilus though.

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  13. i'm beginning to suspect that orchids are very cool-our native lady slipper or moccasin flower is a treat in the woods in spring.

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  14. splendid orchids. My mother grows them

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  15. Such beautiful blooms. It is magic touch indeed.

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  16. How amazing that someone could have orchids all year long!!

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  17. Beautiful orchids, very well photographed.
    My favorite is photo 5.

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  18. That's certainly not coming from my hand, I have no ability to grow things. Very pretty!

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  19. A great selection of beautiful species!

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  20. Arija these are so beautiful. How wonderful to be able to grow orchids throughout the year. I don't think an orchid would survive our drafty house. Maybe one day I'll try and see what happens. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Laura, orchids need drafts, they need good air circulation, so no excuses.

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  21. I didn't know that! I feel encouraged:-)

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  22. Wunderwunderschöne Orchideen! Traumhaft!

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  23. Such a gardener! These are gorgeous blooms.

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  24. Arija - These are dreamy! I carried a small bouquet of orchids only wedding day (a long time ago!). I also have a couple in the house but never quite know if/when they are going to bloom.

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