Monday, November 8, 2010

Pretty picture: Brassia Spider's Gold 'Elegant' x Ada

Well, you have to give the namers credit for honesty; it's definitely golden, and evocative of spiders. Whether or not it's elegant is subject to personal taste, I suppose, but the name works for me. And the flower does too, though the flowers with long, narrow petals like this only look good to me if there are many of them at once. Just one or two is a little sparse.

I've heard that some of these types, Brassias, Degarmoaras, Miltassias, etc., may be a little easier to grow than some of the others, but I don't actually know anybody personally who's tried them -- that impression is based off of research I did for someone a long time ago who'd received a Miltassia (I think) as a gift. True? Not true? Depends?


Emily said...

Heads up, your code is showing at the bottom: "Ada' addthis:url='' class='addthis_button'>" before the button to share.

Feel free to just read, fix, and not post this comment.

mr_subjunctive said...


I know. I saw it about half an hour ago when I loaded the page. I don't know why it's there; I haven't changed anything that would affect the code for the button, and the mess doesn't show up when I open the page to edit it.

Working on getting it fixed, but it's hard because I don't have any explanation for how it got there in the first place, and I don't know what part of the template contains the code for the button. If I can figure it out, I'll likely just get rid of the share buttons altogether; as far as I can tell, nobody ever uses them anyway.

Liza said...

Well, I was going to leave a detailed, informative, witty and educational missive about the charms of orchids in general. Buuuuuut, then I saw you had a code problem. And, well, code problems are deal breakers for me.

And, as it turns out, I'm not especially fond of orchids.

Anonymous said...

I've had my own Miltassia far too short a time to comment on how easy it may be, but I think in the same time period my Miltonia had already dropped all its flowers and was on the way to death, so so far I'd say my Miltassia is a little more forgiving. (Forgiving of what? I have no idea.)

Steve Asbell said...

I haven't grown them myself, but I kinda like a sparse effect if the plant is isolated against a plain backdrop. LOL on Liza's comment.

JeffB said...

I had a brassia of some sort some years ago which was very flexible and forgiving enough to rebloom for me at least once a year. The scent from the blooms is heavenly. Sadly, I stressed it past its limits when I moved and placed it in a room with less light than it had grown accustomed to.