Wednesday, May 26, 2010


This orchid "Earica autumnalis" grows in our patch of native bush. The name is a contradiction of terms as "Earina" means "early spring or summer" where-as "autumnalis" obviously means March or April flowering time in New Zealand. The best way to find it in the bush is to recognise its perfume then look up into the trees nearby. It has a strong and distinct perfume. This orchid also grows in Japan.

1 comment:

  1. You have the most amazing garden and never knew of a horse eye pot before so wonderful