Today I visited one of the participating gardens in Australia's Open Garden Scheme called Orchid Grove in Buderim Qld. Last year I posted some of the beauty from that garden when I was given a private tour by the owner, unfortunately on an overcast day. Today's weather was similar but hopefully the photos will do them justice. Above is an example of Zygopetalum. What a stunner and it has a lovely fragrance. Below is another favourite although I don't know the name. I have gold dipped orchid earrings in this shape from Singapore.
I was so enamoured of these plants that I bought a small one, below, isn't she cute? It's called Dendrobium "Bardo Rose" which I thought was an Australian native, however according to what I've read is not the case. Oh well, I love it anyway. Also has a delicate fragrance.