|Occasionally, I'll post non-flower photos on this site. These are Monarch butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif. © Glenn Franco Simmons. If this photo appears blurry, please click on it and it should be clear.|
Friday, December 31, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021
|All moth orchid photos © GTFS.|
"The genus Phalaenopsis was first formally described in 1825 by Carl Ludwig Blume and the description was published in Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indie. The name Phalaenopsis is derived from the Ancient Greek word phalaina meaning 'a kind of moth.' The genus name is abbreviated Phal. horticulturally."
I photographed these orchids in San Francisco, Calif.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Some rose-lovers might be disappointed to know that this 35-petal beauty is stated to have no fragrance in the patent. However, Dave’s Garden, a popular gardening site, offers you some hope, because it says Cherry Parfait is “slightly fragrant.” HelpMeFind, a website popular with rose-lovers, says it has a “none to mild, sweet fragrance.”
Cherry Parfait generally grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches.Cherry Parfait is hardy and compact with a dense but bushy growth with a lot of blooms. It is also listed as “disease-resistant.” This Floribunda would be good for containers, landscaping, borders, in a garden or as a stand-alone.
You will not be disappointed. That is, if you live in USDA zone 6b or warmer climates. Cherry Parfait is hardy and compact with a dense but bushy growth with a lot of blooms. It is also listed as “disease-resistant.”
All photos taken at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden by The Flower Photographer of Silicon Valley. © Glenn Franco Simmons. Sharing on social media is allowed. Commercial use is illegal and prohibited.