I do have some photos to share of a visit Norm and I made to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago for the local Orchid show. I love orchids. I have the darndest time keeping them alive, but I love'm. See what you think...
These first two are cattlyeas. You see these orchids in corsages alot. I love the color of the second one. It's the new background on my phone.
These three are phalenopsis. They are also popular in bridal bouquets and arrangements. Our local Wegman's sells them and I have a small collection I'm in the process of probably killing right now. However black my thumb is, these are still a good choice for the home grower. I had never seen a blue one before so we were really intrigued with the one above. My husband is even getting into orchids. Hopefully his thumb is greener than mine!
This last one is a phaphopedlium or 'lady slipper' orchid. I really like these too. They can be grown indoors also but need a little more temperature control.
I've got my semi-annual scrapbook retreat coming up the end of the month and I'm looking forward to seeing all my girly-girls and having a great weekend of food, drink and fun. Until then I'll try and post more now that my computer is back amoung the living and when my brain isn't farting.