Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cattleya bowringiana

Cattleya bowringiana. The person that sold me this plant said it was growing along the side of the road in Belize. It's a bright, nicely colored clone that just happened to be in bloom when I popped into the greenhouse to water this morning. It's hard to see in the picture but these flowers sparkle like diamond dust in the sun. Not much in the way of frangrance though. It's now decorating the baker's rack by the window where it is safe from any creepy crawlies that might have a hankering for flower salad. It's still a small plant. When it grows up, it will be 2-3 feet tall!

1 comment:

MartininBroda said...

"these flowers sparkle like diamond dust in the sun" it seems we see a growing poet.