Monday, October 13, 2008

Holy Andes Mints!

Stanhopea Ronsard. Holy Andes Mints Batman! Stanhopea flowers are totally cool. They look like alien space ships and bloom out of the bottom of the pot (pendant). Each Stanhopea species is pollinated by a unique South American bee species! No bee and the species goes extinct. This particular cross smells like Chocolate Mint, inherited from the Stanhopea occulata parent which you can clearly see via the cool red spots. Only downside is that they only last for a few days. This snapshot was taken yesterday and the flowers are still going strong!

1 comment:

MartininBroda said...

Its kind you have still flowers at your blog :-), but I see this Prop 8 thing is an important issue.

I hope these firestorms are not in your area.