Orchid Fever, CAPE COD HOME

Phalaenopsis.  Growing orchids in your home can be rewarding.

Phalaenopsis. Growing orchids in your home can be rewarding.

1. Ionocidium "popcorn 2. Cypripedium Acaule (native pink lady slipper 3. Oncidium 4. Phalaenopsis

1. Ionocidium “popcorn 2. Cypripedium Acaule (native pink lady slipper 3. Oncidium 4. Phalaenopsis

Paphpedium, Miltassia 'Miltonia x Brassia', Dendrobium

Paphpedium, Miltassia ‘Miltonia x Brassia’, Dendrobium

 

 

2 thoughts on “Orchid Fever, CAPE COD HOME

  1. Deb Walker

    Hello, I’m sorry this is not a comment on any of your articles- though we read them regularly. I’m wondering if you can help us with identifying what this plant/bush might be? I’m just not sure how to attach a photo on your site. It has a long irregular leaf and the bud has a lantern style shape. It has 4 sides with a v indent between each side. when the flower opens it starts to protrude out of the bud and opens to a blue flower. We don’t know where it came from. We are in the midst of a small addition and have had a large pile of dirt waiting for the foundation to be finished. Several of these bush’s have just appeared. We are not sure if we should try to save it or if it is one of the dirty dozen invasive species. I can’t seem to open the updated version updated vs 2 to check.
    No, it will not let me past the image in either. If you feel safe offering a different way to forward a photo of this flower we would love your help to identify what it is. Thank you
    Deb Walker, South Dennis

    Reply
    1. Jane Booth Post author

      Sorry it has taken so long to respond, I was locked out of my WordPress blog! I have not been on the Cape in some time and am sorry I am incapable of identifying your plant. You could try your local Co-operative Extension Service through UMass. I believe there is a Cape-based garden writer, C.L. Fiornari or Fornari, something like that … I used to have a Cape Cod garden book she wrote and photographed but it has disappeared from my bookcase. You could contact a local garden club — they may know her name or someone in the garden club may be able to help you i.d. your plant. Best of luck to you.

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