Monday, 17 February 2014

Dazzling debut

The annual Orchid Festival at Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is back (on until 9 March).


For those who make the spring pilgrimage, keep an eye out for the debut of a brand new Phalaenopsis hybrid ‘Diamond Sky’. It’s a dazzling flourish of speckled pinkish/lilac petals.


I can’t find a copyright-free image, but here’s a link.

For some reason, I can't bring myself to publish a post without an orchid image, so here's a rather dashing speckled cultivar with a similar hue.


By Pamela Kelt