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New orchids

Phal from my office in England happily blooming for the second time that season

Phal from my office in England happily blooming for the second time that season

Back in the UK, I used to love growing orchids, but obviously I could not transport them all the way over the grand ole US of A. It took me a while to find something other than phalaenopsis’ everywhere (not that I am against these, per se… in fact, I have a definite hankering for a white one), until I stumbled upon Davis wholesale florist in Birmingham. For $16 a piece, I became the proud owner of:

A midnight Blue Bolopetalum

Bolo (yes, that is his name) waiting to bloom

Bolo (yes, that is his name) waiting to bloom

And an Alcra, Pacific Nova.

Jenny (more imaginatively, although less understandably, named than Bolo)

Pretty 🙂 If anyone else knows a good spot to get unusual plants in Birmingham, let me know 🙂