You can tell Winter is nearly over in Melbourne when the orchids begin to flower. We are blessed with a mild climate and the Cymbidium orchids will grow well in protected spots in our gardens, without needing any extra care.
Cymbidium is the "king of orchids", as it is cold-tolerant and suitable for most temperate locations worldwide. These orchids are, along with Phaleonopsis, the most recognisable of all orchids, and rightly very popular. Easy to grow and bloom these elegant, hardy orchids come in a huge range of colours, sizes and shapes. See more information here.
We saw some delightful plants for sale last Sunday in the Kingsbury Drive Community Market. Although it was tempting to buy some, we resisted as we have about a dozen plants growing in our garden and what's more they are beginning to flower also. No harm in taking some photos, though.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.