17 March 2012

Flow Blue


A break in the rain, and a color lesson from my garden.  Cymbidium blossoms in a flow blue sugar bowl.






7 comments:

Clara Walmsley said...

My first thought on seeing your orchids was, "she must live in California" !
They are so beautiful and look fantastic against that goldish wall. Where do they grow in your garden, would love to see a photo . I've never actually seen them growing anywhere except in a nursery or a florist's shop !

Lynne Rutter | the Ornamentalist said...

Many species of cymbidium love the cool damp nights of San Francisco. I have a massive collection growing in the alley alongside my house. They are not as delicate as you think ~ orchids love overcrowding and neglect!

Ann said...

Thoughts...

-no fair! Growing in the alley? Geez... We grow weeds in our alleys here.

-love the flow blue (check)
-love the cymbidium color with the flow blue (check)
-is the marble real or painted? (could be either, knowing you...)

Lynne Rutter | the Ornamentalist said...

thanks Ann!
i have some weeds, too, but I don't post pictures of them!
the carrara table is real (it's a great old crab tale from my grandmother) but I have faux'ed a few in my day.

Tamra said...

My mother has a nice collection of flow blue all hanging on the wall. How nice to see this with the beautiful orchids against the blue! Lovely contrast.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Lovely Cymbidiums, do you really leave them out all year.
Paul

Lynne Rutter | the Ornamentalist said...

yes Paul- they thrive on overcrowding and neglect. Also cool foggy nights and indirect sunshine!

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