august orchids

My favorite orchid – that I lovingly call “tiny dancers” – came in from the greenhouse this morning.

The Oncidium family is very large and includes many flower varieties. The most common flower variety is often referred to as the “dancing lady”. These Oncidium types have thin leaves, pseudobulbs, and branching sprays with flowers colored in yellow and mahogany. (thanks OrchidWeb.com)

We have several of these guys—in various flower varieties—and they reward us during the autumn months with bright blooms and happy colors.

They often last a month or two, cheering the hazy autumn days with their dance.  I’ll try for some additional photos as more flowers open.  I expect quite a show by Labor Day.