Dancing Ladies



Well, that’s not an option for this lady – not yet anyway. But my moon boot comes off next week, just in time to travel.

In the few days before I leave, I’ll soak up the shimmering beauty of my Oncidium orchids, Dancing Ladies. Maybe I’m just impatient but there seems to be an interminable time between their throwing up flower spikes and the profusion of blooms which dance and sway in the breeze. Hence the name Dancing Ladies.

Last year the number of blooms was a little disappointing. It appears that a spectacular show only comes every few years. There aren’t the number of spikes I had in the last bumper year but the show will go on nevertheless.

According to the Queensland Orchid International website, ‘Oncidium Intergenerics are a large group of orchids bred from several families (genus) in the group Oncidium, or dancing lady orchids. This group also contains the Miltoniopsis (Pansy Orchids), and Brassia (Spider Orchids). This group of orchids originates from Central and South America and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions  …’


I’ll be taking a break from posting for a few weeks but will endeavour to read your posts when I can. On my return, I’ll look forward to sharing the gardens I visit and the insights gained. God willing, my bone knitting will be successful and fitness will match enthusiasm.

“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” 
― Ann Richards


Other things happening in my garden: Hoya and a pearl ginger


23 responses to “Dancing Ladies

  1. Your garden is such a credit to your knowledge and skills! I wish my inherited Hoya was flowering too. Enjoy your travels and let’s hope you emulate Ginger Rogers but not in 👠!! Xx

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