There are orchids blooming in my greenhouse all winter, but really the bulk of the flowering takes place in the spring and fall. These were blooming in March. Note that most of these plants are from my personal collection that I have accumulated through the years, and are not for sale, but we have many equally nice plant in our shopping section – see the “Shop” link on the menu at the top.
Laelia purpurata is among my favorite orchids, and its flowering signifies to me the end of spring and the beginning of the approaching summer season.
Few orchids match the magnificence of L. purpurata, native to Brazil, which appears in many different varieties. Continue reading “Laelia purpurata, as good as it gets”