Thursday, September 16, 2010

Visit to Duckitts orchid show 16 September 2010

Yesterday (Thursday) 16 September I took my family up to Darling to the opening day of Duckitts' orchid show on Oude Post farm. I hadn't been at the show for several years now so I promised myself that I would be there early on the first day to ensure I had a good chance of getting the plants I wanted from the sales area. To be honest I was a little disappointed with the range of plants on sale but also the fact that the Phalaenopsis on sale did not bare any labels, so no grex names or parentage. I queried this with the volunteers servicing the sales area but they could only suggest that these plants had been produced for the pot-plant trade and therefore were devoid of any discernable nomenclature. Well... I ended up buying some great looking plants anyway because the flowers looked particularly high-quality. All these were re-potted into bark chips as soon as I got back home. I also bought a flowering Angraecum sesquipedale (var. angustifolia) and I had been hoping they would be on sale. There are lots more but none in flower.

I have compiled a few photos that I took randomly while wondering through the show area. There were some really beautiful plants on view some of which I could not find labels for to provide you with any names, but I will do my best...I have also added images of those which I bought - enjoy.

Mini Cymbidium something or other

A deep red-brown Cymbidium

My Angraecum sesquipedale (var. angustifolia)

Ansellia africana pure yellow

Ansellia africana heavy spots

Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum

Dendrobium sp.

Disa hybrid

Epidendrum something or other

Aerangis hyaloides

Oncidium someting or other

Laelia? something hybrid

Large Cattleya intergeneric hybrid something

Phalaenopsis one I bought

Phalaenopsis one I bought

Phalaenopsis one I bought

Phalaenopsis one I bought

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