Cattleya intermedia var. orlata

Cattleya intermedia var. orlata

Cattleya intermedia f. orlataWhat impeccable timing this lovely Cattleya has this year. She pulled out all the stops and produced a fantastic bloom just in time for vacations here in Sweden. She was in bud when we moved out to the summer place earlier in June, and how she is in full bloom. The flowers measure about 10 cm both tall and wide. […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00July 11th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cattleya intermedia var. orlata

Hail to the queen!

Cattleya intermedia var. orlataAllow me to present this years edition of Cattleya intermedia var. orlata, one of my absolute favorites from the Cattleya genus. I jokingly call her the queen of my collection, as she definitely commands respect with her timeless beauty. A faithful bloomer every spring, although this year she is almost a month early early as she usually blooms in […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:01+02:00April 11th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Cattleya – a photographic study of sensual perfection

This lovely creation is blooming for me right now. You would have to look hard for a more sensual and lushious flower! The shape, the color, the sweet pearls of glucose excretion… oh it’s getting hot in here…!

I bought this plant from Marita Åkesson a year and a half ago. The shoot this year grew twice as tall as the previous year, I got two large flowers instead of just one, and they are much deeper […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:12+02:00May 31st, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Budthroscopy: Cattleya intermedia var. orlata

Cattleya intermedia var. orlataIt’s time for a budthroscopy again, this time of my Cattleya intermedia var. orlata. You can see that she is dishing up two flowers this time around. Oh what fun!  You can se the last budthroscopy of  a Prostechea cochleata here.

Ms. Cattleya is feeling shamefully good this spring… the new shoot is nearly twice as big as the ones from last year […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:13+02:00May 13th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Budthroscopy: Cattleya intermedia var. orlata