Friday, April 20, 2012

Mystery Orchid

 Mystery Orchid!

I have had this plant through all my moves now, from Florida, Texas and California! 
 A cutting was given to me by Wallace, my god father over 20 years ago! 

It lives inside with plenty of natural light or outside(warm weather only). 
It is beautiful and the blossom has a lovely smell. I have given cuttings of this plant to others with no problem at all.

The only problem is it blooms once a year and the blossom last only for 24 hours.

A close up of the blossom

 The plant itself is a beautiful green color so it looks great year round.

One plant  in the window

Thankfully, I have plants on the inside of BRASWELL. 

Isn't it stunning?
Do you, dear reader, know the name of this plant?

Please help with the Identity!  
I am totality clueless.
Janet suggested I ask for your help. What a grand idea!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Peggy

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  1. Sorry I can't help to identify the orchid but it is stunning, even if only for 24 hours! Have you seen the movie Dennis the Menace with Walter Matthaw? There is a similar story of a short lived flower.

    1. I think I have seen that movie, but will see it again. Thank you for the comment. love peggy

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    1. Marie, thanks for leaving a comment. love peggy

  3. Hi Peggy, isn't this a work of art. Flowers really are natures jewels and orchids are a perfect example. Give me a bunch of flowers and I am the happiest girl in the world. Carla x

    1. Hi Carla, I adore flowers also. Thanks for stopping by + leaving a comment. love, peggy

  4. Dear Peggy I am of know help on this either. Do you have an excellent nursery that you can take the photo to and see what they say?

    I am featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera from Castle Crowns and Cottages on my site! She is amazing!

    Art by Karena

    1. Thank you Karena for the sweet comment. I will let you know when I find out the name of the orchid(or if that is what it is!)love, peggy

  5. it looks like an albino iris with orchid type leaves.. beautiful and strange! A true mystery! What fun that you've had it for so long! Once a year and lives only for one day? Lots of nurturing for little show.. aren't you a committed one!
    Can't wait to see what it is!

    1. Hi Jan, I will let you know when someone identifies the plant. Thanks for stopping by the blog + love your new look. love peggy

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    1. An Iris-hmmm that is certainly food for thought! Thank you PVE. xxpeggy