Saturday, June 18, 2011

Orchids

Orchid - people describe this flower as beautiful, gorgeous, fantastic...you can use any word you want! Neither word would be enough.
Well, orchids are not just a beautiful. They are also very interesting plants . Here are a few facts about them:

1) The name comes from the Greek órkhis, literally meaning "testicle,"

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Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants

2) It is currently believed to be the largest family of flowering plants. (between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.

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Orchids For Dummies

 3) You can find orchids almost everywere other than glaciers.


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Phalaenopsis Silk Orchid Flower Arrangement

4) The namber of orchid species is two times higher than the number of bird species.

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Complete Guide to Orchids (Miracle Gro)

5) The namber of orchid species is four times higher than the number of mammal species.

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The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation

6) It accounts from 6 to 11% of all seed plants.

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Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again




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Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, 
Lust, and Lunacy

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Silk Orchid Artificial Flower Arrangement - Phalaenopsis Liquid Illusion-Cream

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Odontocidium Catatante orchid Blooming Size

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids

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Orchids for Every Home: The Beginner's Guide to Growing Beautiful, Easy-Care Orchids


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2 comments:

Debbie said...

Beautiful ... colors are so vibrant

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