Friday, March 21, 2008

Springtime Honohono Season

Walking through the orchard last week I caught a whiff of a familiar perfume and I knew right away the honohono orchids were in bloom. Here is one I have mounted in a mango tree. Its amazing how far the sweet perfume can drift. Most of the year they are nondescript stems but then suddenly  in spring they put on a brief show.


Angela said...

So pretty! It looks like a good subject for a botanical painting.
I checked on the greenhouse today and the plants are doing well. The papaya is pretty tall and the peanut butter plant is as well. I'm not sure the mangosteen made it. Everything else is good though.

Lisa Boyer said...

I think I can smell them from here...