The first flowers…

Just popped up to the reserve, after a 2 week holiday abroad, to check the flowering situation. Looks like the recent rain has kept everything alive but the cold has really delayed the flowering by about 2-3 weeks (depending on species).

Lady orchids are in flower and the hybrids are just starting to flower, with quite a few still in tight bud. All Monkey orchids are in very tight bud with only a few showing buds at all, so they are a week or two away from flowering.

Here are a few photos to show what is about:

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