Family: Amaryllidaceae •
Genus: Zephyranthes •
Species: grandiflora •
Country of Origin: Central America •
Common Names: Rain-lily, Fairy-lily, Zephyr-lily •
I posted already on Z. candida and Z. citrina earlier in the year. When I went out today this little guy was blooming! This species is Z. grandiflora another magnificent flower. I'll say it again these little plants rock!!!!! I still have one more species that hasn't bloomed yet a pink form Zephyranthes simpsonii. I'll post pictures as they bloom.
the Pacific Bulb Society has alot of info and pictures of all the different species.
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
So I've been naturalizing orchids on the trees around my yard. A lot of people use nylon stockings and/or sphagnum moss. Me, I just take a little cotton string and tie said orchid to a tree. Looks like it's just about ready for me to cut the string off. What you see here is a Brassavola nodosa 'Mas Mejor' x 'Remar' a highly fragrant orchid growing on my 'Neelum' mango tree. These orchids smell at night. So, I'm hoping the fragrance will be carried inside when I open up the house in our cooler months, luckily it coincides with it's blooming season. I've done a couple other orchids on different trees. I'll post some pictures soon. Also, I'll update with new photos as things progress, these grow fast!
Naturalizing Orchids by Eric Bronson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
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