Monday, April 14, 2008
Over the weekend we stopped by a local nursery that will sometimes get in some rare finds. The stuff you never see at the local box stores. Well the nursery had just received a new shipment in. They had received a few Spathoglottis ground orchids. So we were quick to grab them and it is a good thing we did because some people that came in after us were trying to get them also. We bought 3 pots of orchids each one being different. The first is a 3 gallon pot of Spathoglottis plicata which has light lavender color. The next is another 3 gallon pot of Spathoglottis gracilis plicata "Penang Beauty" this flower has a yellow with purple blush. The last is a 1 gallon pot of Spathoglottis ungiculata "grapette" which does not have any blooms, but the nursery owner kept 2 3 gallon pots of these grapettes full of blooms and they had a very strong grape fragrance. They said they just randomly will show up, but due to a few cold fronts this past winter they have not had very many so far this year.