October 21. 2001

The  Praying Mantis found its way into the house. We must have carried it in with our plants, when we moved them  inside. Here it is sitting on top of a pole in our Greenhouse, posing for a picture?

"Lerner Orchid"   -   as we call this untagged Lc (?)
This year the showy blossoms opened slowly during October 18. and 19.
Compare this to
last year's timing.

Irene Finney?

And, if you followed the year 2000 link, you would also see last year's bloom of this unidentified Cattleya (C. bicolor parentage) The timing is amazing!

Both Orchids have a light, sweet fragrance during daytime.