Monday, April 21, 2008

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show '08- Close Ups, Part 2

I thought I would start and end my final post on the '08 Orchid Show, with another close up of those gorgeous arches filled with Orchids, that lined this one room in the conservatory. If you want to see more extensive photos of these arches that are overflowing with Orchids, go to my Out and About section in the right hand column and you will get to see some beautiful overall shots of this area.

I showed Miltonia, the Pansy Orhid.......a favorite of mine, in the last post about the show. This however is another favorite, these are all Vanda Orchids and I just think they are stunning, I love the beauty of their shapes and petals, the colors are to die for. This purple beauty is called Trevor Rathbone "Banjong".

Also a little tidbit...did you know that the Vanda Orhid is also called " The Rainbow Orchid"?

You might remember I made tile coasters and mugs out of some of the photos of this particular Orhid...I just thought the deep purple color was so beautiful......purple also happens to be my favorite color.

This pink beautify is called - Vanda , Pat Delight "Pink Tango".

I also think this one was among my favorites, probably because I also love the color blue. This one again is a Vanda - Sansai Blue.

Well, that's it for the photos of this years show. I'll be back with more Orhid show photos in '09. This was my favorite show so far though so I'm not sure how they will top it next year never know. I also have a feeling I'll be creating a painting from one of these Vanda photos, sometime down the road.


Suzanne said...

Oh My Ruth!...these are beautiful! I see lots of pretty paintings in your future! Thanks for sharing more of the show.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ruth, these are stunning! And that Vanda - Sansai Blue is unbelievable!

Thanks for sharing!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, those are just stunning orchid pictures! I love them. Now I am looking forward to next years show!

Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth
The photos of the orchids are breathtaking!

NeereAnDear said...

Oh Ruth ... the word stunning doesnt seem to be good enough for those beauties!! I want to crawl under those arches and live for a few years.... a little slice of heaven.... my favorite is the blue veranda... oh my!!


Brook said...

Beautiful colors and fabulous pictures Ruth!!! Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature.


Abby Creek Art said...

Wow...that purple orchid just blows me away! Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos, Miss Ruth! xo

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!
Your photos are breathtaking!
:) melissa

Kathryn Bechen said...

Hi Ruth,

The photos are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Kathryn :)

Gardengirl said...

Ruth, these orchid photo's are absolutely stunning. I love all of them but I think I would bring the pink one home since that is my favorite color.

Gail McCormack said...

Beautiful photos Ruth! I'm looking forward to seeing the painting you create. Hope you get a bit done in your own garden this weekend

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hey Ruth! Just want to let you know I just bought an orchid! You were my inspiration!

A wildlife gardener said...

I can see a wealth of future paintings in those fabulous orchid photos, dear Ruth :)

Donna said...

Oh Ruth, the pictures are wonderful! I love the purple and blues.
Flowers are such an inspiration.

the feathered nest said...

Ruth, these pictures are gorgeous! I think orchids are so pretty but I don't seem to be able to keep one alive for long!