So beautiful, I just wonder how they get them all to flower at the same time? How do these orchids know this is the time to be at their best? I suspect orchid gardeners are different to me. I like to give the plants the control. I try to make them as happy as they can be on natural soil building nutrients, certainly none of my plants get any chemical fertilizers. Orchids are native to this climate and get their nutrients in the wild from fallen rotting leaves and so grow best in old bark, with lots of drainage, which means that if it doesn't rain they need a sprinkle over their leaves every couple of days. they do like a foliar feed of seaweed tea.
This bat plant was first in the arrangements section at the show - I have just the spot to plant one of these - they do require deep shade - aren't those long tentacles lovely?
I also liked this one - it seems like something that you could even replicate out in the garden
I wasn't going to buy anything, but oh gosh there were so many lovely ones for sale. I bought one with lots of tiny buds, so that I can still enjoy it for a long time. I thought I had bought one with a speck of purple in the center, but I do like this plain white one.