Sunday, April 25, 2010

Today's Flowers # 90 - Orchids

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I was over to my daughter's office because her orchid is blooming.
It certainly has a beautiful flower.
She also had another plant in bloom. She called it Peter in the Pulpit. It had a hooded green bloom which started white.
Here is a look at the final bloom. It is called spathphyllium per Carver & Lorac. It is also called a Peace Lily. 
You can see a lot of great flowers above.

31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The orchid is beautiful, the other plant I see a lot but I was not familiar with the name.

Self Sagacity said...

They are beautiful. The below flower I call it peace flower, they come in white too.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The close-up picture of the orchid is lovely! I hope you visit with your daughter when you go to the office to take pictures of her flowers!;-)

Carver said...

The orchid is so beautiful. I also love the other plant. The other plant looks like what we call a Peace Lily (spathiphyllum in the family araceae). I looked and since Anthurium is a genus in the araceae family, the Peter in the Pulpit may be related to the Peace Lily. They look very similar to me. I couldn't find anything about Peter in the pulpit.

Lorac said...

Aren't they lovely. The second we call spathphyllium.

EG Wow said...

People who grow orchids are amazing!

Stephany said...

What a gorgeous orchid, Tom! Very nice shots of the Peace Lily too. They're such interesting looking plants. My grandmother used to have two of them in her garden. I've never tried to grow them.

George said...

Your daughter certainly has a green thumb! Your pictures of the orchid and the Peter in the Pulpit as gorgeous.

Ebie said...

I think I have seen Peter the pulpit, but did not even know its name!
the orchid is beautiful too!

Mirage said...

We call that candle top but is really peter in the pulpit! My mom grew lots in our yard and is always a pretty sight...the orchids as well, white ones look so delicate!

Anna said...

I have never been successful with orchids....pretty flowers!

eden said...

I love that orchid. My mum in the Philippines grows them. The other flower is beautiful too.

Laerte Pupo said...

I have this orquidea and the Peace Lily.
Thanks for sharing.

Jama said...

The orchid and the lily is so beautiful. Both plants thrive well here due to the tropical climate.

Life Ramblings said...

the orchid and lily are both lovely flowers.

Jo Castillo said...

Wow, very nice.

Hilary said...

Oh beautiful. I wonder what that orchid smelled like.

wenn said...

wow, lovely! could u send over?? :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I do love orchids Tom. They come in so many lovely colors.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

I LOVE IT ALL YOUR SHOTS....THESE, ALSOP..BUT..TELL ME...THE photo of the header IS A NORMAL WOMAN?OR A SCULPTURE?
CONGRATS
Have nice week

Gaelyn said...

Wow, that orchid is gorgeous. Love your macro shots Tom.

Tabib said...

Beautiful 2nd shot -close-up.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Tom,
I'm always enchanted by your pictures, these flowers are very special.Great shots!
hugs
Léia

Mary said...

Orchids are so fascinating and so beautiful! The colors in that one are wonderful.

SquirrelQueen said...

The orchid is gorgeous. I have one of the Peace Lilies in white, the bloom is so pretty in both colors.

Ann said...

Peter in the Pulpit: I knew this orchid as North Borneo orchid. Apparently it came from the mountians there. My dad grew it and it was more than 6 years before it bloomed. It was very rare in the 60s, Now you can find them every where.

I like the Pease lily. I grew them in Singapore when I was the secretary of the NTU (Nanyang Technological univerty) gardening club.

Thanks for sweet memories

Rose said...

They are both simply beautiful!

Denise said...

Your daughter has very neat flowers in her office and your photos are wonderful.

Anna said...

Orchids are so prefect, that sometimes I am having difficulty determining if they are real, lol. Anna :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Very pretty!
I have two of those Peace Lillies. They were almost dead, my fault, I kept forgetting to water them.
Anyway I just repotted them and put them where I'll see them everyday. Maybe now I can keep them alive awhile longer. LOL

Tipper said...

Your daughter must have a green thumb!