More Orchid Blooms & Size Comparison

I want to first show the comparison between the white orchid and the pink spotted orchid.  I had said before that the pink spotted orchid was about half the size of the white one and I wasn’t kidding:

Pink Spotted Orchid

Three more flowers bloomed since last week.  One of the bloom is upside down and another is sideways.  I have no idea how they got that way but it’s pretty different.  I believe the last time I took photos, there was only one bloom.  I think since these buds are smaller, they bloom faster.  The white one blooms slower, taking at least two to three days for one bloom.

Did you see the upside down one?  It’s not exactly upside down.  It’s more at an angle.  As for the one facing sideways, I’ll take better shots of it next time, since it’s blocked by buds in the one photo it’s in.

White Orchid

The white orchid is still beautiful as ever.  This first photo below was taken yesterday and the others were taken earlier last week.  The lighting looks different because they were taken at two different hours of the day.  These photos were also taken at different angles, which is one of my goals with these shots.

Last, but never least, another white orchid beginning to show signs of buds.  This one was given to husband and I by my brother and his wife.  I’ve circled where the buds are growing.

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4 thoughts on “More Orchid Blooms & Size Comparison

  1. I love your macros of your orchids! They are incredibly beautiful. I can’t decide if I like the white or the spotted one better. Your shots are wonderfully composed.

    I grow streptocarpus, and my favorite (“Tie Dyed”) looks somewhat like an orchid:
    http://thedailygraff.com/2011/01/20/1149/ Click on the photo for a 600 x 800 view. The “strep” shown was never without bloom for over 2-1/2 YEARS (from May, 2008, until I repotted it about a month ago). It’s just now starting to bloom again.

    –J.A. Robinson

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    • Thanks! I agree, it’s hard to choose. But, I wouldn’t choose anyway in fear one might hold a grudge against me and never bloom again!

      That is a beautiful streptocarpus and it definitely looks like an orchid. It’s strange how flowering plants do that (not bloom for awhile then suddenly bloom). The white orchid was like that. It didn’t bloom for a couple of years and now it’s just bursting with pure white large flowers. The pink spotted one bloomed last October to November.

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      • You missed the word “without.” That plant was never WITHOUT bloom for over 2-1/2 years (from May, 2008, until about a month ago). I have never tried my hand at orchids.

        –J.A.R.

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