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Colorful exotic plants

Most plants show incredible colors and shapes and sometimes scents. Beautiful orchids are some of them.

The plants are available in gardens, nurseries and “botanical gardens” naturally around the equator, in our case southeast Asia and ASEAN

Today with hybridization this is big business and the internet makes them easily available although the best is to buy them in the flower shop or the nursery. In the stores most are sold as cut flowers for exotic decoration , for festivities, as bridal bouquets and other. Sometimes they are quite expensive since they often are exported, e.g. Thailand is the biggest worldwide exporter of orchids and the national flower is the dendrobium orchid, in Malaysia, it is a hibiscus .

Buying Orchid Flowers

Photos of orchids
Countless people have a favorite flower

Often that is an orchid, lots of flower lover like the myriads of colors which got a boost in recent decades because of hybridization and new methods to conserve them during shipping which makes it safe and easy to buy. 

If you want to buy this pretty plants and be on the safe side the best is order them from an experienced tropical plant wholesale and retail
  1. fascinating blue orchids
  2. orchid flowers with strong colors
  3. amazing cattleya orchid
  4. colorful orchid plants
  5. a orchid bouquet
  6. attractive yellow vanda for sale
  7. in the orchid nursery
  8. colorful exotic plants
Sending Tropical Flowers
Exotic Plants Photos
Sending tropical flowers was not an easy task until about 3 decades ago when three large growing spots emerged.

This was South America, Kenia, and Thailand.  Today it is easy to make someone happy with some fresh colors brightening your interior or the garden. When living in a warm climate maybe Florida or southern Europe it becomes even more simple because there is a good chance that a tropical nursery is not far away.

Now just use your desktop or mobile computer almost everywhere in the ASEAN states or global and order them. A few days later you have it at home. An alternative could be to check with the next supermarket, shopping mall or flower shop to see what they have, online a have a short walk or have them delivered. This is a perfect gift for yourself and someone you like or for romantic occasions. There is no limit on the types of plant and how they are put together.

  1. exotic orchid plants
  2. exotic cattleya orchids
  3. In a Thai hybrid flower nursery
  4. pink and purple orchid picture
  5. Fragile exotic flower
  6. Yangon City flower shop
  7. Yangon Chinatown flower shop
  8. Yangon Chinatown flowers for sale
Currently, most popular cut flowers are orchids and roses in all variants and colors it is also possible to attach a message and just use the credit card. With flowers, it is easy to say something without actually exchanging a word the plants talk for you. Actually no need to make it expensive it's the gesture which counts. Just have a look through our website there is more about exotic tropical plants it will get you into a good mood.
Around the house
Photos from the garden
It always amazes me how quick and without almost any effort the plants grow.

Almost automatically the only they need is don't put them at the weather side and make sure they get enough moisture rather less than too much.
  1. flowers around the house
  2. exotic plants around the house
  3. amazing bucket orchids
  4. fragile orchid
  5. tropical piece of nature
  6. water lilies photo art
  7. kuala lumpur orchid garden
Yangon Flower Market

Orchids and History

Photos of exotic flowers
But when they first started coming into this country from the East, they were great rarities, grown (and at the beginning, often killed) by a small band of obsessive collectors such as the wine merchant John Day (1824-1888) who built up an extraordinary hoard of orchids at his home at High Cross, Tottenham in North London. 

He bought his first collection in 1852 from the nursery run by Conrad Loddiges in Hackney. Loddiges was a pioneer, one of the first nurserymen to import, cultivate and sell tropical orchids in Britain. For 50 plants Day paid pounds 50 (about pounds 3000 in todays money) and got, not workaday cymbidiums, but dendrobiums from India, odontoglossums from tropical America, lycastes, cattleyas, all aristocrats amongst orchids.
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Exotic Orchid Plants


Less than 10 years later, a description of the High Cross orchid house, 30ft long by 11ft wide, appeared in the Gardeners Chronicle with plenty of cattleya orchids and other. In Victorian times, this was the journal of record for anyone interested in plants and, breathlessly, the magazines correspondent wrote of the exemplary heating system, the "cool, moist bottom plan" worked out by gardener, Robert Stone, the "unusual vigour and luxuriance" of the plants. "Every Orchidophilist ought to see them," he concluded. 

Today its Thai orchids from ASEAN which can easily be bought and replaced when needed.


In January 1863, a year after the Gardeners Chronicle piece appeared, Day, who had been taking drawing lessons from a Royal Academician, Cornelius Durham, began to paint orchids.
At first, he recorded the specimens of orchids in his own collection. Then he began to include rare new orchids arriving at Veitchs famous nursery in Chelsea. He got a special admission ticket for the Royal Botanic Gardens allowing him to paint specialties in Kews famous orchid house.
Over about 25 years, he filled 53 "scrapbooks" as he called them with a series of glorious watercolors of orchids, scribbled round with notes of their acquisition, habitat, sale price, proper cultivation, all of which give a riveting glimpse into this obsessive world of the Victorian orchid collectors.
[Thai Orchid]
Thai Orchid
[Thai orchid]
Thai orchid
[Blue Vanda Orchid]
Blue Vanda Orchid
A selection of the 2,800 pages of the scrapbooks has recently been brought together with the help of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in A Very Victorian Passion: The Orchid Paintings of John Day. Days paintings are combined with a scholarly commentary provided by Philip Cribb, the present curator of Kews orchid herbarium and Michael Tibbs, a well-known orchid grower and breeder. Here is a very special blue vanda orchid and a yellow vanda.

The obsession was sustained and intensified by an extraordinary web of plant collectors working in Assam, Bhutan, Columbia. In India, and later in Burma, Major Robson Benson enlivened his career as a soldier by collecting orchids for the nurseryman Hugh Low. Colonel Emeric Berkeley did the same thing in the Nicobar andAndaman Islands.
Henry Blunt collected orchids in Brazil and the northern Andes. William Boxall established himself in the Philippines and sent back glorious paphiopedilums, vandas and phalaenopsis orchids. To transport them, he invented a special kind of case, using ground oyster shell as glazing.
[Thai orchid nursery]
Orchids yellow and purple at Thai orchid nursery
Carl Roebelen collected for the ambitious orchid nurseryman, Frederick Sander of St Albans. One of his most famous introductions was the fabulous Phalaenopsis sanderiana, a wide-winged moth orchid with pale mauve-pink petals provocatively arranged around a creamy- yellow mouth. Roebelen had discovered the new orchid on Mindanao and with the ruthlessness typical of the Victorian collectors had stripped the area bare and amassed 21,000 of the orchid plants ready to ship back to Sander.
But then a hurricane struck the islands and the entire consignment was lost. When Sander heard the news he telegraphed Roebelen: "Return. Re-collect." Some of the grander Victorian growers, such as the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth in Derbyshire and the Duke of Northumberland at Syon House in Middlesex, employed their own collectors, but orchid fanciers like John Day acquired their best treasures at auction. Nurserymen such as James Veitch, Conrad Loddiges and Benjamin Samuel .Williams of the Victoria and
Paradise Nurseries in Upper Holloway, regularly sent consignments of vanda orchids and other species to be auctioned by Messrs Stevens of King St, Covent Garden.
It was in their orchid sale room that, after an epic battle with a fellow enthusiast,  Sir Trevor Lawrence, a contemporary of Days, acquired the one single plant of Aerides lawrenciae imported by Frederick Sander from thePhilippines.
Lawrence, who lived at Burford Lodge, near Dorking, Surrey, paid 235 guineas for this treasure, the equivalent of pounds 14,000 today. The German taxonomist Heinrich Reichenbach named the orchid after Sir Trevors wife, who, he wrote, "is considered to afford the most ardent stimulus to Sir Trevors love for Aerides, always desiring the progress of the grand collection at Burford Lodge."
[Vanda Orchids]
Vanda Orchids
[Wild Orchid]
Wild Orchid
The craze for orchids, of course, had a disastrous effect on the wild orchid populations. By the time that John Day was painting the beautiful hybrid Paphiopedilum vexillarium orchid raised by the breeder John Dominy at James Veitchs nursery in 1870.
One of its parents, the Himalayan orchid speciesPaphiopedilum fairrieanum was already almost extinct. But it was a wildly competitive orchid market.
Most professional orchid collectors were under instructions from their employers to strip out entire populations of orchids so that the nurserymen could reap the financial advantage of their monopoly.
Just a few, such as Edward Andre, regretted the "melancholy fate" of thousands of orchids imported to Europe. He welcomed the civil war that had broken out in Colombia in the 1870s as it would allow "a fallow time for the orchids, which otherwise would own a fair chance of extirpation."
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[3 Orchids White]
3 Orchids White
[Orchid Orange Color full Plant]
Orchid Orange Color full Plant
[Orchid White]
Orchid White
[Orchid Violet full Plant]
Orchid Violet full Plant
[Orchid Dark Violet]
Orchid Dark Violet
[Orchid White and Violet]
Cattleya Orchid White and Violet
[Orchid Orange Color]
Orchid Orange Color
[Orchid Dark Yellow]
Orchid Dark Yellow
-At the beginning of the craze, many orchids did indeed suffer a "melancholy fate"
because so little was known about their proper culture. In the wild, many of the most desirable kinds - phalaenopsis and elegant oncidiums - grow as epiphytes, anchoring themselves to trees, rather than in the ground. In the rain forests of Central and South America, you might find one single tree being used like an apartment block: cattleyas and laelias on the first floor, with odontoglossums, oncidiums and masdevallias higher up. Each species evolved to suit a particular habitat and microclimate. All these different requirements were not easy to replicate in the average greenhouse. 

Day bought his first odontoglossum from Stevenss saleroom on 9 January 1877. It came from the collection of the Rev Alfred Norman, rector of Burnmoor, Co Durham, but turned out to be a disappointing dud. Three years later, he bought another, this time from William Buls nursery in the Kings Rd, Chelsea. This plant was in full bloom so there could be no unforeseen disappointments. By this time, good forms were fetching high prices. That same year, a plant from Serjeant Coxs famous collection at Moat Mount, Mill Hill in north London, fetched pounds 22 10s (about pounds 1,350). 
[Singapore Orchid Garden]
Singapore Orchid Garden
Orchids remained staggeringly expensive because they were very difficult to propagate from seed. Then some observant person noticed that in the wild any surviving seedlings usually sprang up close to the mother plant. It turned out that a fungus in the roots of the mother plant was an essential catalyst. Seeds could not germinate without it.
By 1922 an American  
professor, Dr Lewis Knudson of Cornell University, was showing commercial growers how to inoculate their sowing medium with the nutrients provided by the fungus. For the next 40years, more than a million seedlings were successfully raised by this method. Then in 1964, Dr Georges Morel introduced the revolutionary technique of propagation by tissue culture - micropropagation. Most orchids now begin life in a laboratory and take four years to develop from a scrap of tissue in gel to a full- grown flowering plant. That has brought down the average cost of an orchid from pounds 500 per plant to pounds 15, though novelties continue to command crazy prices. An enthusiast recently paid pounds 50,000 for a new Japanese variety Neofinettia falcata `Brown Bear'.
[Cattleya Yellow]
Cattleya Yellow
In Day's time, at the height of orchid mania, orchids were still costly and tricky to cultivate.
The calendar of operations left the gardener in charge little time to enjoy their beauty. The gardeners are of course the real heroes of the period. The owners did the boasting. The gardeners had the burden of care. They had to fight constant battles against slugs, cockroaches, crickets and
 scale insects. They had to syringe flowers early morning and again in the afternoon. They had constantly to check ventilation. By June shading was inspected and, if necessary, adjusted every hour. Some orchids needed liquid feeds. Others didn't, some needed to rest. Others had to be kept in permanent growth. Special composts had to be mixed and plants repotted. Above all, the great boilers that heated the orchid houses of the period had to be fed with vast mountains of coal and coke, the raw materials that had made the fortunes which so many collectors then lavished on orchids.
But already by 1838, before John Day even began his orchid collection, Joseph Paxton, head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire, always ahead of the game, had 83 species growing beautifully at Chatsworth. By 1885, 2,000 species were being grown in cultivation. At her Diamond Jubilee in 1897, Queen Victoria was presented with a basket of orchids "the best and rarest from Her Majesties Dominions". In the basket were orchids from the West and East Indies, Burma, India, Africa and British Guyana.
At Drumlanrig in Scotland, the Duke of Buccleucs gardener grew 250 pots of Odontoglossum `Alexandrae with white petals touched with lemon and rose as hair decorations for the ladies of the house. For mens buttonholes, he grew paphiopedilums, perhaps the sexiest of all orchids, with long, drooping, whisker-like petals set either side of a weird central pouch. A hooded dorsal petal of greenish copper hangs protectively over the tongue of pollen.
[Orchid From the Garden]
Orchid From the Garden
[Orchids Pink and Orange]
Orchids Pink and Orange
[yellow orchid]
Yellow Orchid  
 Sir Trevor Lawrence favored phalaenopsis for his buttonhole and in Volume 37 of his scrapbooks Day sketched a very fine spray of the Burmese species Phalaenopsis lowii that Lawrence was wearing in his buttonhole at Stevenss saleroom. Day often found himself bidding against Lawrence for choice new species.
The merchant banker, Baron Henry Schroeder, was another regular rival. But in Stevenss saleroom on 31 March 1881, Day was the seller not a buyer. In the first of the five two-day sales which saw the dispersal of the famous Day collection, Lawrence paid 140 guineas (roughly pounds 8,500) for a fine moth orchid, Paphiopedilum stonei. It was named after Days faithful gardener, Robert Stone, who was in charge of the orchid collection from 1862-1875.
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About Dendrobium Flowers
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The fragile dendrobium orchids are available in many versions.

Actually, it is almost impossible to find out today how many they are today. Typical widespread tropical flowering plants are the dual color edition of purple and white dendrobiums, which is said is more or less the Thailand national flower. Try more about Thailand from various perspectives .

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  1. beautiful dendrobium plant
  2. Dendrobium Nobile growing in the pot
  3. raised in the nursery
  4. fascinating flower from the Singapore Orchid Garden
  5. beautiful flower colors
  6. white dendrobium
  7. dendrobium kingianum
  8. Lovely Cattleya
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