Thursday, June 25, 2009
Elleanthus aureus, Andy's Orchids, Encinitas, California. Andy has all kinds of orchid species from all over the world. He grows most on moss covered sticks just like in the wild. This one has tall reed-like stems (about 4ft tall) and otherwise looks pretty inobtrusive until it blooms with the most amazingly colored orange flowers. Wow. He grows this outside under shade cloth. One of the benefits of being on the California Coast I suppose.
Ah, if you're wondering about the midterm...it's over and I think I survived in one piece. However, as they say, don't count your chickens until they've hatched (grins sheepishly).