Just like there are parts to our bodies there are certain parts to an orchid bloom.

The photo on the right depicts the parts of an orchid to help those readers who are new to the orchid community. 

So within our next few blogs (when we start to describe our orchids) it will keep you up to speed on what we are saying and not have you lost in translation.

One of the favorite orchids within the growing community is the Cattleya. The Queen of Diamonds one would say.  In recent years, the hybridist's art has yielded   a large number of colors, shapes and combinations that never cease to fascinate. Where do these man-made hybrids come from, with their outstanding vigor, single flowered or in clusters with full circular blossoms and gigantic fringed lips? Only one can wonder...

Cattleya Growing Tips