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Today's bloom is Species Orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis)

Bloom of the Day for August 31st, 2010:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials, Epiphytes

Bloom color: White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Fall, Late Fall/Early Winter

Sun requirements: Partial to Full Shade

Cold hardiness: Not Applicable

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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onewish1 wrote:
very pretty shot

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Nice shot of a beautiful orchid, Lin!

bonehead wrote:
Yes, beautiful photo. Wish I liked orchids better, but they smell like old gym socks to me for some reason (?) Gorgeous blooms.

plantladylin wrote:
Thanks everyone! I have a few orchids and I'm not the best caretaker of them, but every so often they grace me with pretty blooms!