Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Phaius and other species orchids

In my trip to the north last month, I was able to visit some plant vendors in Hanoi and bought myself a Phaius orchid at a very reasonable price.

It's said that Phaius prefers cool weather so I hope it will grow well in my garden.
At this time of year, my species orchids are starting to bloom after their long nap during the dry season.

Unlike other hybrids that can bloom occasionally throughout the year, species orchids only bloom once, usually at the beginning of the rainy season here. Some of them are fragrant but some don't carry a scent.

I like them because they are not so fussy; I just hang them under the trees and they can manage themselves quite well.


hangle_1960 said...

very nice flowers, thanks so much...

Hà Xuân said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment.