Friday, January 18, 2013

Pretty pictures: Vanda Wirat Blue

I couldn't find anything about Wirat Blue at the International Orchid Register, which makes me question if it's a real name or not.

There's a Vanda Wirat, for example, and if you do a Google search for Vanda Wirat, you get a lot of hits for both Wirat Blue and Wirat Pink, neither of which are in the IOR. Could it be that the Wirat cross produced offspring which were blue (or at least "blue," the aspirational name given to certain shades of purple in the horticultural world) and other seedlings which were pink? Or is it more complicated than that? I don't know.

I suppose the important thing is that Vandas are pretty.


Anna from Toronto said...

Wow, they ARE really pretty! This is the first orchid pic I've actually commented on, that's how much I like it!

Diane C said...

I can see why it won awards. Truly lovely!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I think the world is trying to tell me to get an orchid. Orchids, orchids everywhere. This one is stunning.

mr_subjunctive said...

~Gardener on Sherlock Street:

Don't listen! It's a trap!

Rose said...

just curious but is your house very big?
Where do you keep SO MANY plants?

mr_subjunctive said...


It's not very big, no. Not everything that appears on the blog is my own plant; almost all the orchids I post about are from an orchid show last March, for example.

As for where I keep so many plants: wherever they'll fit, pretty much. A lot of them are small (3- or 4-inch pots), and there are a lot of shelves.