Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paph spicerianum and blooming Geraniums

Paph spicerianum

This plant has not bloomed for me in many years, so quite a surprise when it put a bloom spike up!!
 Paphiopedilum spicerianum, described in 1888, is a species of plant in the Orchidaceae family. It is said to be endemic to Assam (India) but might actually be rather widespread, though nowhere common, between Bhutan and northwestern Myanmar.

It is a very elegant bloom, noble. Paphiopedilums I think are my favorite in the orchid world, there is just something about them that is intriguing!!

My Geraniums are also very happy and blooming in the greenhouse. I trimmed them back before putting them in there and they are now growing like crazy and putting out lots of blooms!!!

I'm not sure the name of this plant, but it has been residing in the greenhouse since June and has been blooming the entire time. The blooms are teeny tiny!!!

That's all for today. Very cold here for the last several days, in the low 20's at night!!! The perennials have bit the dust, or frost, depending on how you want to look at it :^)

Take Care, Enjoy the Earth!!! Martha

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