Sunday, March 15, 2015

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

This morning we went to the 70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show.  They had colorful displays of Cymbidiums, Phalaenopsis, Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums and other orchids. We got there about 9:30 just as 6 busloads of people had arrived.  I was able to get some pictures without people in the way.


















 





















Here is the Best in Show




There was one arrangement that even included a begonia leaf!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Argyroderma and Fenestraria are in Bloom!

The argyroderma (baby's bottom) and fenestraria (window plant or baby toes) are in Bloom!  With more blooms to open.  I think these are fascinating succulents.

Argyroderma (baby's bottom)
Fenestraria (window plant or baby toes)
Argyroderma and Fenestraria,

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Color in the Garden January 1st, 2015

Today is January 1, 2015 so to kick off the new year I decided to take pictures of some color in the garden.