Monday, April 26, 2010

Orchid Tree

It is the time of year when orchid trees bloom and since I have one in my front yard, I have a fantastic view. The flowers are so beautiful and they only last a few weeks so I thought I’d show you a few of the flowers I’ve been admiring.




My tree is quite small compared to some I’ve seen around town. I always feel a little sad when the blooms are all gone. My little tree seems to pour all of its energy into producing these blooms and after they are gone it seems to take the tree a little while to recover.

14 comments:

brattcat said...

What a dear, self-sacrificing tree. To work so hard, give you such a show of beauty, then to gather into itself to recover.

Kate said...

Great collage of your tree's blossoms. I've never seen an orchid tree...does it bloom only in climates similar to Ariz?

Kathy said...

Great collage with beautiful pictures. Looks like yours is a Hong Kong orchid ?? The orchid trees seem to be especially lush this year, just like all our other flora due to the winter rains.

Magpie said...

Lovely photos of a lovely tree. Kathy, Tracy and I were just talking about these trees yesterday on our walk!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I can see why you did a collage. How could you select just one?

Francine said...

I'd like to have an orchid tree-does anyone know the scientific name for it?

Oh, and if it will grow well in Tucson?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a beautiful tree to see in your yard. lovely

Jarart said...

Just beautiful! I have never seen this tree in bloom in your yard. What a treat.

glenda said...

What a beautiful tree. I'd love one in my yard. I wonder if they are hard to grow.

Mo said...

Beautiful

Tracy said...

Hey, wouldn't you know I have a post scheduled with a tree that looks just like that and me wondering what is is? :-) You've done a lovely job of capturing some of the beauty this gorgeous Spring has given us.

Irina said...

So beautiful. I think bees are going crazy looking at these flowers :-))

Jacob said...

We had an orchid tree in the back yard of the house we just sold. Like you said, the flowers are so pretty, but they don't last very long! This is a gorgeous tree!

JM said...

Orchid Tree? I have no idea what this is but I will check it next. Gorgeous flowers and great collage!