Friday, October 2, 2009
Cattleya Orchid - Elizabeth Smith
A gift from a friend many years ago, this Cattleya orchid has somehow survived my care. My guess is that southern Florida’s climate is similar to that of South America, it’s probable origin. Cattleya orchids were “the” orchid that started the orchid excitement in the 19th century. You can read a bit of history about it here.
You can click on the top image to view larger on my Flickr photostream.
~Elizabeth Smith, Southwest Florida, USA