Dactylorhiza in habitat at Site 5 on June 16th 2015. The orchids are a little later this year, the inflorescences of the darker ones are more advanced whilst the paler ones are only just opening their lower flowers.
Ophrys apifera in habitat at Site 5 on June 16th 2015. Early in the season for these orchids, many have not opened their first bud. I will return later to, hopefully, record the larger groups in flower.
The Dactylorhiza fuchsii site last visited on June 17th. I have tried a different format this time interspersing the habitat video clips with stills of individual orchids. I think it works but do you? Feedback is appreciated ( be gentle). The orchids are not as good as last year. I was informed that the grass at the site was cut two months earlier than usual last year. Say no more!
On the 29th I also went to another site to look for Fragrant Orchids. I didn't find any but I did find a group of Pyramidal Orchids and here they are.
Hope you are having a great weekend fredg!! I was wondering what type of Darlingtonia you grow? Coastal or mountain. Also what is the Temps you keep them at? I grow mountain Cobras from Josephine County and they take high temperatures well. I am moving them into a tank in my garage from a pond in my yard. Any suggestions on how to do a grow chamber for them? I would really appreciate it if you had any ideas? I think your cobras you grow are very healthy and happy! Also very beuitiful! Hopefully you can help. Thanks and happy Darlingtonia farming;)