Monday, April 01, 2013



Love orchids and I have many of them in my garden, but I don't know what species they are... The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with colorful and fragrant blooms, commonly known as the orchid family.  There are more than 25,000 verified, natural orchid varieties in the world, with hundreds of new species being discovered annually and many hybrid orchids, which are crossbreeds of two or more orchids. While orchids are best known for being tropical plants, species of this mysterious flower have been found in every country of the world except Antarctica. These numbers make orchids the largest plant family, according to the American Orchid Society. (Via) 
Gosto muito de orquideas e tenho muitas delas em meu jardim, mas não tenho idéia de que espécie elas são... Orquídeas são todas as plantas que compõem a família Orchidaceae, pertencente à ordem Asparagales, uma das maiores famílias de plantas existentes. Apresentam muitíssimas e variadas formas, cores e tamanhos e existem em todos os continentes, exceto na Antártida, predominando nas áreas tropicais.  No mundo todo há mais de 25 mil espécies de orquídeas encontradas diretamente na natureza e inúmeras sendo descobertas anualmente, além de criadas  em laboratório, a partir do cruzamento de espécies diferentes. O Brasil é um dos países mais ricos nesse tipo de planta. (Via)

This is Anthurium andraeanum growing among many Agave Attenuata. Anthurium is a large genus of about 600–800 (possibly 1,000) species of flowering plants, belonging to the Araceae family. Anthurium can also be called "flamingo flower" or "boy flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.The Anthurium andraeanum was discovered in 1876 in Colombia, by Édouard François André a French horticulturalist and landscape designer of the late 19th century (1840-1911).
Este é um Anthurium andraeanum que cresceu entre muitas Agave Attenuata. O Anthurium é gênero botânico com cerca de 600-800 (possivelmente 1.000) espécies, pertencente à família Araceae. O Anthurium andraeanum foi descoberto em 1876 na Colômbia, por Édouard François André, um horticultor e paisagista francês nascido no século 19 (1840-1911).

This plant named "Monstera deliciosa", is a creeping vine native to Mexico and Panama. Common name is Monstera, Tarovine and Swiss Cheese Plant. This member of the Arum family is an epiphyte with aerial roots, able to grow up to 20 m high with large, leathery, glossy, heart-shaped leaves.
Esta folhagem é chamada de "Costela-de-Adão" , cujo nome científico é "Monstera deliciosa" e pertence à família das aráceas, nativa do México e Panamá, mundialmente cultivada como folhagem ornamental pelas belas e peculiares folhas grandes, cordiformes, penatífidas e perfuradas.

Photos taken by myself today in my garden. Fotos que eu cliquei hoje em meu jardim.


  1. Que lindas flores e plantas!!!
    Adorei as fotos e fiquei com muitas saudades de conversar com vc no seu jardim :)
    Miss and love you, a lot!!!

  2. Hello Sonia, what a divine garden you have! Beautiful exotic plants - your garden reminds me of a lovely park. No matter what species those orchids are they are just exquisite, and I can only imagine the perfume!
    I wonder if your monstera bears a large fruit like ours do here?
    Good wishes

  3. Hello Rose,
    Thank you! Yes, my monstera bears fruits and I read on Wikipedia that it is an edible fruit which taste like a combination of banana and pineapple. But I never eat them.
    Good wishes and hugs too.

  4. That is so beautiful, I'd love to have flowers like that in my yard. But we have such a short growing season at our altitude (only 150 frost-free days each year with frosts lasting into June and starting in early September some years), and such harsh winters, that they'd never survive. So I'll just enjoy your photos!

  5. So lovely! Especially the orchids.

  6. Amazing to think these grow in your own garden, you lucky girl. (As for the boy flower, no explanation necessary. That chap is shameless.)

  7. Yes it does have a rather strong fruity flavour, and it ripens a little at a time from the top down.
    Be adventurous dear Sonia and give it a try!

  8. Quelle nature! Plus grande que nature! :-)

  9. Oh Sonia - how beautiful!!
    I love that first shot and I LOVE orchids.
    I've tasted a monstera deliciosa - the fruit salad plant.
    Only once when I lived in QLD.
    It DOES taste like fruit salad.

  10. Maravilhosas.Alegram nosso olhar,não? Lindas! beijos,chica

  11. I love that Orchids are growing right there in your Garden...I LOVE Orchids as you know, and I would probably be out there all the time just staring at the Beauty of these Wonderful plants!
    Antheriums....I first saw them in Hawaii...almost 40 years ago....They are so very Beautiful, too!
    It looks so Warm and Lovely there in your very beautiful Garden, my dear Sonia. GORGEOUS Pictures!!!

  12. Your garden is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos.
    Anne xx

  13. Just reading Rose's comment. We used to have a huge monstera in our old house. I never tried the fruit! Didn't realise it was edible. The tiny yellow parents [who were great gardeners and very fond of orchids] had those as well. They called them golden showers. I have no idea what the botanical name might be.

    Thank you so much for checking on us, Sonia. I finally smacked myself on the bottom today and did a post :) Beijos! X

  14. What gorgeous flowers to have growing in your garden!!! You are so lucky to have such lushness so close at hand!!!

  15. Your garden flowers are beautiful! I love orchids and grow a few indoors, but it would be wonderful to be able to grow them outside. Yours are so pretty.

  16. What a beautiful garden . . . big trees, colorful flowers, leafy green plants. You are blessed.

  17. Que foto do cabeçalho!!! E as do seu jardim. Parabéns!

  18. Desculpe, Sofia e eu somos os únicos a comentar em Português...srsrs

  19. Ok that's it - am packing up and moving in with you Sonia - just park me in the corner out of sight somewhere - won't be in the way because I'll be out in your beautiful beautiful garden...

  20. you have the cimbium attached to your tree? that is ingenious, I wonder if I could get some to grow that way. I have what is called a Poor Man's orchid taken from my grandmother's garden a few decades back. I've given many cuttings away

    have you ever read The Orchid Thief (skip the movie - dreadful)???

  21. The last comment was by Elizabeth.
    Comments forms were misbehaving and lost my comment.
    I love your beautiful garden, Sonia.
    Especially the orchids.

  22. How thrilling to have orchids in your own garden!
    And so very beautiful too.

  23. Hi Sonia,

    How amazing that you have orchids growing right in your garden! I have only seen them in floral shops or at special exhibits. I was amazed at the photos - and jealous, it does not look like that around here today! Cold, and more ice today - even though it has been spring for several weeks, according to the calendar. But next week into the 70s they say, I can't wait!

    I am wondering if that Monstera plant's Latin names translates as "Delicious Monster?" If so, that would be funny!

  24. Your garden is lush and beautiful. It looks big, too! I'd like to spend an afternoon there smelling it.

  25. WOW! I'd love to have orchids in my yard! How beautiful!

  26. º° ❤♫°
    Que encantador!
    Bom domingo!
    Boa semana!

    °º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil.
    º° ♡ ❤♫°

  27. Plantas lindas, Sônia!!
    Acho antúrio uma planta super exótica. Adoro!!
    Tenho um primo apaixonado por orquídea. Além de fotografá-las também mantém um orquidário.
    Se ele ver sua foto, ficará doido! :)
    Boa semana!!

  28. Também gosto muito Sonia
    Estão exuberantes como elas são !
    e os Antúrios também não ficam atrás ,possuem um brilho e cor incomparáveis.
    Que lindo jardim!
    abraços e boa semana

  29. Amazing images of your flowers, Sonia! Very beautiful indeed!


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