My Brassavola Nodosa Has Bloomed!

It’s so exciting to finally have blooms around the house! My Brassavola nodosa, a birthday gift from my husband, has three lovely blooms that opened up a couple days ago:


I have very limited photography knowledge beyond “point and shoot” so it’s always difficult for me to snap detailed photos of white or light-colored flowers. Fortunately, my husband knows more about how to use the manual settings on my digital camera than I do and he was able to take some photos that capture the fine detail on these gorgeous flowers.

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Brassavola nodosa in bloom

The blooms are slightly fragrant at night, but they’re not as strongly scented as the B. nodosa that my mom has in St. Louis.

Bonus photo: my Encyclia cochleata now has three open blooms, with a fourth that should open soon and a fifth in development!

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Hooray for orchid blooms!!

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