Phalaenopses at Phipps

A massed planting of Phalaenopsis orchids at Phipps Conservatory.

Neomoorea irrorata

A beautiful species of orchid from Colombia, not often seen in greenhouses. This one was blooming a week ago in the Orchid Room in Phipps Conservatory. Phipps will be closed for a while, but old Pa Pitt is doing his best to bring us some cheerful color.

Slipper Orchids in Phipps Conservatory

Like most public institutions, Phipps Conservatory is closed for the next two weeks at least. While we wait patiently for life to return to normal, old Pa Pitt will be reaching down into his immense stash of unpublished pictures to bring us some cheery color. These three slipper orchids were blooming just a few days ago in the Orchid Room. Above: Paphiopedilum Golden Acres.

Phragmipedium After Glo ‘John’s Happy Birthday.’

Paphiopedilum Via Casa Grande x Chans Temple.

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements in Phipps Conservatory

It seems to Father Pitt that it is about time for an orchid, so here is a Phragmipedium hybrid.

Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

Phalaenopsis Hybrids in Phipps Conservatory

These orchids are identified only as “Phalaenopsis Group,” which probably means that somewhere along the line the identifying tags were lost.

Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3.