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Practice 1046


Orchid 08-11-2016


Practice 1043


Practice 1042

Lotus is a symbol of purity because it rises out of the mud to bloom. It is the flower of the sixth month and summer. Lotus blossoms are often depicted as a throne for the Buddha and the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism (ba jixiang 八吉祥).  Source:


Practice 1039

Bletilla striata is the most common form found in the nursery trade and is often labeled simply as ‘Hardy Orchid’ or ‘Chinese Ground Orchid’ and is quite inexpensive. This beautiful and hardy deciduous orchid has the distinction of being one of the first orchids in cultivation in England dating from around 1794.   The very flat knob-like tuberous root system is typically sympodial, expansive and each shoot is of annual duration only. On established plants, almost every new growth shoot has a flower spike before leaves fully develop. Each shoot can have up to fourteen beautiful rose-mauve flowers with a ruffled lip about 30mm diameter, scentless and looking something like a miniature Cattleya orchid flower. An established clump can have literally dozens of flower spikes flowering in the late Spring and the clumps only increase in beauty with time. They rarely exceed two feet in height.  (source: Wiki)


Practice 1038


Framed Practice 1021

This is the framed version of my practice 1021.  Size is 5 feet long.  Now permanently hang on my home’s wall.



Practice 1034


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