http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/04/18/orchid-flowers-fool-flat-footed-flies-by-faking-fungus-infected-foliage

So interesting to have science document what I observe every day in the flower shop! As long as I have been designing flowers, it still gives me a sense of wonder!

Lady Slipper orchid faking a virus

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I recently photographed some of the orchids that are blooming in my home right now.  A lot of these orchids are ones that people have asked me to take back after they quit blooming.  I wanted everyone to see what happens when you are patient!  They will bloom again!  And as you can see by the pictures below, orchid plants love to be around other orchids. It makes them happy!  So if you haven’t had good luck with orchid plants, just be patient and keep trying, you can see how much beauty they will reward you with when you are  patient.  Enjoy orchid season!

Also had to add a picture of this beautiful peony below, called coral charm, just in the store fresh from a local peony grower.  Can you believe how pretty it is?  It is at least 6 inches across in size. It’s another flower that is in season right now for about another few weeks. Enjoy them while they are here.  We have about 7 or more different varieties, some singles, some doubles, some with fragrance and some without in lots of pretty colors!

Coral charm Peony

Dancing Lady Orchid

Unusual colored orchid

Interesting peach colored orchid

at least 15 blooms on this orchid

Lavender Phael Orchid

One orchid~ so many blooms

This is the psychopsis orchid, see how you could mistake it for a spider..it’s quite a large bloom also. This is the potential parent of the one below called dancing lady.

The Dancing Lady

I also have this wonderful looking one too..see why they are addicting, they are such interesting blooms!

I will be doing an exotic flower wrap with orchids tomorrow for a photo shoot for a commercial.  I’ll have to see if I can get a copy of the commercial after it’s finished.