I picked out some of the better pictures we took at the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show. We've gone the past 2 years and it's always a good time. The exceptionally bright lighting there makes for difficult pictures, so these were the best of the bunch. I labeled the ones I could, but if you know the name of something that isn't labeled please let me know in the comments. I wish I had written down more names, but it gets so packed with people at the convention center that it's difficult just to be able to see everything.
Anyway, lots of pictures of mostly orchids and cacti below. Enjoy!
|Laelia purpurata (Thanks Michael for the ID)|
|Phalaenopsis stuartiana. Bought one of these at the show after seeing this one.|
A few bonsai displays
|I think this was my favorite. I love deciduous bonsai'd trees.|
|I love the bark on this one.|
Next: Cacti and Succulent judging and displays!
|Philadelphia C&S Society members plants|
|This nice Mammillaria|
|Awesome Notocactus scopa clump.|
|Cool Lithops diplay.|
|Out of bloom succulent display|
|Great potting for a display, or THE GREATEST potting for a display?|
|Really nice Astrophytum asterias, possibly a 'Super Kabuto' like cultivar?|
|Crassula columnella (Thanks LT for the ID,) too cute.|
|Crassula "Springtime' (Thanks LT for the ID.) This one was very tiny.|
|I don't know, but this is an awesome clump of cactus.|
I know better than to touch displays, but it was difficult to keep my hands to myself with this one.
Normally I'm a cactus touch-er! Spikes be damned, I'll pull 'em out of my hand later
Next: Some AOS orchid judging and displays
|Specimen Dendrobium kingianum|
|Close up of a D. kingianum flower.|
|Lycaste 'Arcadian Sunrise'. I love this one!|
|Very nice Paph hybrid, wish I could remember the name.|
|Phalaenopsis hybrid about to really start blooming|
|Vanda tricolor (Thanks Antonio for the ID.) I love this one as well!|
|Phaius tankervilleae (Thanks Michael for the ID)|
|Catasetum 'Pink Lemonade'. I killed one of these years ago, wishing I still had it looking at this picture.|
|Flower close up|
|Dendrobium spectabile. It'll be 10 years until mine's this size, lol!|
|I just like Nobile-type dendobiums, gotta get one someday.|
|View of Center City, Philadelphia PA, from our hotel room. It's pretty gray and cold still in March.|
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
I've got a ton more from the 2011 Show if you all want more.