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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Glamorous Gesneriads

The stars of the show debuted yesterday March 29th at the Toronto Botanicals Gardens. Those stars you might ask are the beauteous, and bodacious Gesneriads. It was nice to connect with old friends. Have a look below, and I'm sure you'll agree. Yes...I went a bit nuts with multiple photos.

Sinningia conspicua

Sinningia gesnerifolia Sao Fidelis

Sinningia speciosa 'Buzios'

Sinningia 'Playful Porpoise'


Sinningia ' Ozark Fireworks'

Primulina 'Destiny'

Streptocarpus 'DS the King'

Strep. 'Freja'
Strep. 'Keigetsu'


Strep. 'Annabel Rae'

Kohleria 'Birka'


Seemania purpurascens

Papier Mache Winged Pig, with Saintpaulia and Kohleria flowers and foliage

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bulbophyllum falcatum

This orchid with minute flowers comes from west Africa, as well as Uganda in East Africa, and the DRC.  I love this Bulbophyllum species because it flowers on an unusual flattened rachis. Each rachis has approximately 12-20 flowers that are placed alternately on each side. Out of the genus it is one of the smaller species to grow. I have captured their inquisitive beauty below through macro photography.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunshine indoors

Paphiopedilum cultivar which was sold to me as something else so not sure what it is.

Phalenopsis cultivar gifted to me

Dendrobium loddigesii