Most of the Masdevallias are blooming really nicely this year. Watering with copious amounts of rainwater seems to be crucial in keeping these little gems going.
|Masd. Sunspot (sanctae-inesae x tonduzii)
This picture proves it, Orchids were really introduced by space aliens. Sometimes the camera brings out more features than can be seen with the naked eye. Fun flowers!
|Masd. Midnight Ruby ( catura x oscitans)
|One of my very favorites, Masd. strobelii. Having killed a couple of plants in recent years, I am very happy to see these flowering profusely this Winter. The flowers are very fragrant and fill the greenhouse during daytime with a strong fruity scent.|
|Masd. tonduzii, the flowers are slightly smaller than Sunspot. I tried to show the fuzziness of the flower in the close up. Here is an earlier pic.|
|Masd. Jiminy Cricket|