This is continued from yesterdays post and more will follow.
I was so much in awe at the Orchid Room at the conservatory, so many different kinds, and so many colors. That is one room I did not want to leave.
What is an orchid?
An orchid is a member of the largest and most advanced blooming plant family.
Orchids have male and female reproductive parts untied in a single structure called the column.
All orchids have three sepals (outer segments) and three petals (inter segments) one which is more attractively which is marked and called the lip.
There are approximately 35,000 orchid species and 80,000 orchid hybrids.
Here are some orchid facts:
Orchids grow on every continent except Antarctica.
Orchids grow on other plants, on rocks, or in the ground, however orchids are not parasites.
Orchids exist in a variety of shapes and sizes and in every color except black
Orchid plants and flowers are long lasting and not fragile.
Many orchids can be grown in the home on a window sill or under lights.
Here are some pictures I took of different orchids, enjoy!!