Once again I am far from home for this month's GBBD, though not for much longer: I fly out this week. However, a week ago I was lucky enough to visit Singapore for the day. This is my third post to share the blooms, planting combinations, and landscaping that I saw at Singpore's Botanic Gardens.
In this post, I have focussed on on the orchids. The National Orchid Garden is located within the Botanic Gardens, and the blooms on display are absolutely spectacular. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to record as many of the names as I did in my two previous posts, and I will only speculate in the broadest terms what variety I think it is. After my visit it became very clear to me that the more I learn about orchids, the less I confident I am about broadbrush stroke identification due to the extent of hybridisation between the different orchid varieties, especially here in Singapore where orchids are an important industry.
|Beautiful blue Vanda orchids|
|Golden Oncidiums like the 'Dancing Ladies' I grow in Brisbane|
|The gold here is repeated in the helconias in the background (possibly 'Golden Torch)|
|A pretty pastel Dendrobium|
|Singapore's national flower, Vanda 'Miss Joaquin'|
|Many of the orchids on display would just be located in position while in flower. Here you can see the loose fibre around the pink dendrobiums that covers up this detail. I love the heart-shaped foliage plant to the right. Does anyone know its name?|
|This Dendrobium is a little like my state's (Queensland) floral emblem, the Cooktown Orchid.|
|A potted Vanda with pretty two-tone effect with wood-rose flowers and lavender on their reverse.|
|Spathoglottis Phillipe 'Mathilde' named for the Belgian princess after her 2008 visit.|
|Massed white dendrobiums|
|An unusual apricot-coloured Phalaenopsis|
|Richly coloured Vandas in the mist house|
|An exotic antennaed Oncidium|
|Finally, my kind of golden arches...|
Hope you enjoyed the visit and a happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. To see more GBBD blooms, click here.