Six on Saturday – Orchids and Butterflies

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The Cattleya Orchids are flowering again in my garden. My neighbor gave me these, she calls them “The Boner”, not sure I want to know why.

Below are the buds of a Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis ‘Cabernet’)

I am beginning to associate fall with Orchids, which seems weird.

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Here is a little fruit in honor of fall, from the Spicewood (Calyptranthes pallens).

 

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A little more fruit, this is for me – Papayas.

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I was excited to find caterpillars of the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly on this Senna ligustrina, planted to attract Sulphur butterflies.

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My funky iron leaves, reinstalled after taking them down prior to Hurricane Dorian’s near miss.

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11 comments on “Six on Saturday – Orchids and Butterflies

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Most of the orchids grown up north in greenhouses bloom in fall/winter, so it makes sense to me that you associate them with autumn. Your papaya looks promising and that caterpillar looks huge, but that could be a trick of the eye. It certainly is one you wouldn’t miss, dressed in bright yellow as it is.

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  2. That caterpillar is crazy beautiful. Great iron leaves.

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  3. Those iron leaves are a funky color, they look dead. Orchids outside sound great. I tried some ground orchids, but they didn’t last of long.

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  4. cavershamjj says:

    Boner! Made me laugh out loud on my commute. Not the done thing here. I skimmed past your final picture then went back for another look, thinking wow, those look very striking, must find out what plant that is. Oh. A sculpture, I see!

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    Sorry I missed it last week. I don’t think it is weird to associate autumn with orchids . . . in your climate. I mean, it is not the weirdest thing that happens there. Those leaves in the last picture for example; they look nothing like Aspidistra elatior. Spicewood is another that I am not familiar with.

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