Saturday, January 26, 2013

Orchids at Phipps Conservatory

Paphiopedilum insigne f. sanderae from China
Paphiopedilum insigne f. sanderae from China
A few more orchid photos from our last trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. This week we will be going to see their winter Orchid & Bonsai Show, which has been my favorite of their displays in the past two years. I hope to share a nice batch of photos from our trip. Have a great weekend!


Paphiopedilum Firebrand 'Dauntless'
Paphiopedilum Firebrand 'Dauntless'
Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements
Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements
Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements
Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements
Paphiopedilum Tranvaal
Paphiopedilum Tranvaal

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photographs. Love the hairy close-up.

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    1. Thanks Mac! I really like that one also. Hope you are staying cool during your hot summer.
      ~Julie

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  2. I have never seen an orchid display in person, but love all the pictures

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    1. Donna,
      I highly recommend Phipps Conservatory and Longwood Gardens for orchids. I prefer the natural styling of Phipps Orchid room to the more formal pot display at Longwood, but Longwood often has beautiful wreaths incorporating their potted orchids. Both have year-round display rooms. So, you have a few options next time you are in PA. :)
      ~Julie

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  3. So lovely, especially that red one in the fourth photo down!

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    1. Good choice. I really like the proportions of that one to its plant... the flower is not quite so enormous. Not that the others are ugly :)
      ~Julie

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  4. Viewed with pleasure your orchid pictures, especially the Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements is a beauty!

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    1. Thank you, Janneke! Check back for many more orchids.
      ~Julie

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  5. They are lovely, Julie! I noticed some Orchids at the garden center today and I almost bought one. They're so fun to grow and see in the winter!

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    1. There is something nice about seeing so much color in the winter months! I have never grown one successfully, and do not plan to try it myself until I get some windows with a bit more winter light, though they do not need direct light. Check back for the Orchid Show photos... they should be good :)
      ~Julie

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  6. What beautiful photos of some really gorgeous plants, so beautiful to visit somewhere like this while waiting for spring! I'm beginning to be more successful getting my 2 plants to re-flower each year, really look forward to the flowers opening each year - just perfection!

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  7. Gorgeous! Simply beautiful! Orchids give off such a regal vibe to me. Thanks for your sweet comment on LLG :)

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