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Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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**Ground Orchid Spathoglottis plicata
Ever the optimist, when living in Montserrat I spotted small ground hugging volunteers that looked very much like tiny orchids. I carefully moved each one to a special place for special care and waited and waited. In the end, they weren't orchids at all, but maybe a very smart plant that knew it would be treated especially well if it just looked like an orchid.
Planting and Care: We have read that to get the best these plants have to offer, they should be planted it in the sun where their purple flowers will be a delight.
Equally as often, we have heard that the ground orchid is happiest when it lives in partial shade in a sweet (limey) soil where it will produce magenta or white flowers in early summer (in the Caribbean).
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Photographed: In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand
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**Lady of the Night Brassavola nodosa (Linneaeus) Lindley
This is a white flowering orchid that is not so showy as to be coveted, but wonderful in its hardiness and in its habit of blooming frequently.
From: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Text Copyrighted ©KO 2008
 
 
MOTH ORCHIDS

Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis orchid
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

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Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

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Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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White Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.

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White Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Cream Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Cream Moth Orchid Phaenopsis orchidaceae
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At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Tongue Orchid Buibophyllum fletcherianum
This orchid is growing in the new tropical greenhouses at the Royal Botanical Garden in Sydney. And when they say tropical they do mean it. We came out wet after an hour or two wandering and it was worth every minute to see spectacular plants like this. Personally I think it might have been given a less anatomical name. I looked it up on Google images and recommend you do the same. The flowers are glorious.
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New Guinea
Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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**Vanilla Orchid Vanilla planifolia or Vanilla fragrans
I had always wanted one of these plants to see if I could produce vanilla and I finally got two. I planted them carefully in out of the way places so they wouldn't be stolen and cared for them until they settled in and were off running. A few months later we were traveling and when we returned one of the plants had been harvested for another garden, but the one left was doing just fine having been well hidden and on its own for a few months.
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Tropical Central America and Mexico.
Planting and Care: This orchid originated in a moist tropical environment; it likes a semi shady place to grow and abundant moisture. When also given a humus rich soil, vanilla will be off and running, growing as much as 100 feet in just a few years. I hope you can see in the middle photograph below that the vine was planted in a pile of decaying coconut husks.
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©KO 2012 and ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013

For more information: http://www.faeriesfinest.com/faerie-notes/N001.html

 

Photographed: In the Botanical Garden in Naples, Italy, in 2012.

Photographed: At the Jardin Botanique in Tahiti in 2013.

Photographed: In the Royal Botanical Garden in Sydney, Australia in 2013.

 
**Orchid Brazilovia
This is the orchid that lived in the small tree by our lower vegetable garden at our former home in Montserrat. It was a gift in 2003 and did not survive the terrible volcanic ashfall of that year.
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**Orchid Dendrobium
In Montserrat, this was our ever flowering orchid that found its home in the crook of our largest mahogany tree. You can’t beat this plant for its stamina or for its hardiness. It survived the volcanic ash fall of July 2003 with flying colors. It was blooming the day we arrived and was still blooming six months later. If you would like to enjoy them in the house, cut stems last a week or more if you cut them early in the morning. These orchids were so beautiful they turned out to be coveted by our neighbors. The last time we returned to the island, there were only a very few left in the mahogany tree. We did see a large bunch on the second floor balcony of our Montserratian neighbor across the street, Will Ryan, and later a huge bunch potted on another neighbor's patio just down the street, expat American Nancy Reynolds.
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Photographed: In the crook of our largest mahogany tree at our former home in Montserrat.
Planting and Care: These orchids thrived sitting in the nook of our mahogany. If you want to plant some that will be equally successful, look for a nice spot on a tree where the plant will sit as if it's seed drifted there and found moisture and leaf debris. Secure the plant with light cotton string until it makes its own root attachments.
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**Orchid Schomburgkia
We have two varieties. One has a dark purple flowers and thrives in the big tree closest to the house and the other with an orange-brown flower lives at the base of the big mahogany tree. Though wonderful in bloom, the flowers do not last very long.
Photographed: At the base of our largest mahogany tree at our former home in Montserrat.
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MYSTERY ORCHIDS
 

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Orchid Mystery 1
This one goes to prove that not all orchids are exquisitely beautiful.
Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

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Orchid Mystery 2
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 3
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 4
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Growing in a tree at the lower edge of our property at our former home in Montserrat.
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Orchid Mystery 5
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 6
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 7
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 8
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In Crown Point, Tobago in 2017.
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Orchid Mystery 9 and 9a
This is a plant I bought years ago at the market in Taxco just before Christmas, when many villagers from small outlying towns bring plants and mosses to be used in making creches. I don't know where it came from or what it is called, but it thrived in a pot on our terrace and flowered regularly.
Photographed: On our apartment terrace in Taxco, Mexico.
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**Orchid Mystery 10 and 10A
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 11
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In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 12
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 13
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In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 14
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In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 15
Photographed:
At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 16
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In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 22 and 22A
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 23a
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 23
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 24
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 25
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In the dining room at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Also See 31 and 31A below where this orchid is growing outside in the garden

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Orchid Mystery 27
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 29, 29a and 29b
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 30
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At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 31 and 31A
Photographed:
At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Also See #25 above, where this orchid is growing inside.

 

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Orchid Mystery 32
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In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 33
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In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 34
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In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 35
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At the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 36
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In the Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 37b
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In the Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 38
Photographed:
In the Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Orchid Mystery 42a
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 42b
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 42c
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 42d
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 44
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 45a
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 45c
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 45c
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 51
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 53
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 54
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 56
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 57
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 58
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 59
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In the garden at Viscaya in Miami, Florida, in 2014.
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Orchid Mystery 60
Photographed:
At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Orchid Mystery 61
Photographed:
In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013. My apologies for this photograph being so out of focus. I won't be getting back to Sydney soon, but will try my best to find this plant in bloom somewhere in our travels. It's beautiful.
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Orchid Mystery 62 see also Orchid Mystery 66
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In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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Orchid Mystery 63
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In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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Orchid Mystery 64
This unusual orchid reminds me of French nuns who wear rather extraordinary perfectly starched and brilliant white head gear.
Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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Orchid Mystery 65
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In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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Orchid Mystery 66 see also Orchid Mystery 62
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In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.
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