Friday, September 12, 2008

Best of Brazil-Hanging Orchids

Here's a cool thing about the place we live. Our street is lined by huge, beautiful, tall trees. People hang these little half-pots of orchids on to these trees and they thrive. This amazes me because the orchids I have tried to raise here seem to die the second we cross the threshold of our apartment.















There are orchids everywhere which makes taking a stroll with Pedro just deligthful.

And, speaking of orchids and people like me who can't grow them, they actually have rent-an-orchid businesses here; you pay a monthly fee and pick the orchids you like and an orchid specialist will come and take care of them for you and when you get tired of those, you can switch them out for new ones-pretty cool huh?

12 comments:

Ballerina Girl said...

Hey Gabs
I love these too! They are just amazing!
The way they just hang there and thrive in the sun, rain, salt water...
whatever, EXCEPT the house! hahaha
Love ya!
BG

Janice said...

When living in Costa Rica, we attended an annual Orchid festival. They are some of the most amazing flowers!

nikko said...

Beautiful! Maybe that's what I need to do with my orchid -- strap it to a tree outside. ;o)

lizzy-loo said...

I love the tree orchids too. they are just beautiful. I didn't know about the orchid rental. pretty neat. that is what I would have to do. love to all.

Kari said...

What a day-brightener. Those are just beautiful!

Janet said...

Those are really beautiful.
I'm terrible about growing things. I keep thinking the more I try, the better I'll get, ha ha.

Maine Mom said...

I would definitely need help from an orchid specialist. No green thumb here!

That would be fun to take a walk with the kids and look at all the pretty flowers.

Marina said...

thanks for stopping by ")

what a lovey stroll I think I would take a walk everyday they are soooooo! pretty ,

I bet you will miss those orchids when you leave. I wish the US had a place like that for a walk. ")

I leave out a cheese buger ")
marina

Paulette said...

Yes until the orchid trainor gets pregnant and you get stuck again..... oh I kid but it is the firat thing I thought of when you said you could hire them, lol I thought oh no be careful! Just josin ya they are beautiful.

utmommy said...

How beautiful! I would love to see those as I take a walk.

Philip Estenson said...

I've seen hanging orchids like vandas and dendrobiums but I have never seen hanging Phalaenopsis like that. Amazing! We would never be able to do that in California - maybe Cattleya orchids but never Phalaenopsis. Thanks for the great images...
Phillip
1888Orchids.com

No Cool Story said...

So pretty!
I'd kill them too Gabs.
;)