Colours on Monday: Red ‘n Orchids

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At the weekend I had a special invite to Lord Mansfields home at Scone Palace just a mile outside of our town Perth to see the 5th Annual Orchid Festival.

Annual Orchid Festival Perth

Odontonia orchid bloom - Annual Orchid Festival Perth
I think this is a type of Odontonia – I started with good intentions of writing all the names down ! Annual Orchid Festival Perth
Stanhopeas/upside down orchids blooms - Annual Orchid Festival Perth
Stanhopeas/upside down orchids. These orchids flower downwards, are highly fragrant though short lived – Annual Orchid Festival, Perth

The Orchid Displays were from some of the gold medal winners from the Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows along with the Scottish Orchid Society.
It certainly was hot in that marquee – now I know what it would be like to be inside a poly bag lol.
scented Cambria nelly isler orchid blooms - Annual Orchid Festival Perth
Red scent from the Cambria ‘nelly isler’ in the Marquee – Annual Orchid Festival, Perth

In The Palace

The Palace is a very historic location where all the ancient Kings and Queens of Scotland were crowned on the famous Stone of Destiny until it was stolen by King Edward I of England. Nicknamed Longshanks…remember him in Braveheart??? and brought to London where all British Monarchs since have been crowned on.  A replica sits in the grounds of the Palace today.
Burrageara massai Red Orchid blooms - Annual Orchid Festival Perth
Orchid Display Inside the Palace with Burrageara massai Red Orchid – Annual Orchid Festival, Perth
Miltonidum bartley schwartz orchid blooms - Annual Orchid Festival Perth
Miltonidum bartley schwartz in one of the fireplaces – Annual Orchid Festival, Perth
and finally the hat display by Elegance in Perth and all Orchids in the photos supplied by Dobbies Garden World Perth.
Cambria nelly isler scented orchid flowers - Annual Orchid Festival Perth
Red Cambria nelly isler orchids inside the Palace. I wish you could smell the beautiful fragrance from these.
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18 Responses

  1. chasity

    oh those orchids are unbelievably beautiful. what a wonderful way to spend a day~ at a palace with orchids.
    have a lovely day too~
    chas

  2. Caroline Gill

    Thank you, Rosie, for letting me know. Yes, we have driven around the outside of Scone Palace: I took a few photos for my blog which I'll doubtless incorporate at some point. Sadly we were 'en route' north on that occasion – so I hope to return one day with time to stop and visit the Palace 'properly'.

    Your 'red' flowers are magnificent! I look forward to your future Scone posts…

  3. Jen

    Rosie,
    Welcome to the color meme!
    The Lord did good when he dressed some of our flowers in red! Great pictures.

  4. Margaret

    Lovely,lovely,lovely photos! Orchids can take my breath away. We have attended an orchid show outside of Washington D.C. in the past. It was wonderful in March to walk through the orchids on such a blustery day.

  5. maiaT

    Gorgeous orchids and photos, a real treat for the eye.
    This was a very special event and probably exhausting too. I wonder, do you still love orchids after you've seen so many of them and suffered in the "plastic bag"?

  6. jo©o

    Hiya Rosie,
    Ah, orchid show season is here.
    We'll be travelling down to Hants for the yearly international one. Such a treat to see all those little miracles from all over the world. Did you have the French Cattleya specialists there?
    Look forward to your posts.
    I thought it was Odontoglossis or something similar. Obviously yet another one.

  7. leavesnbloom

    @Joco

    It could be a Odontoglossis – so many look so similar these days and I was not sure if my id was correct or not. Our Orchid festival is quite small compared to what you will have in Hants. There were only 4 english companies displaying and selling their orchids there.

    @ Maia
    We have a wedding in the family next year with the reception in a marquee so I will be checking that there will be air conditioning that day! that felt too much like a jungle at one stage.

  8. Susie

    I've never tried to grow orchids before but seeing these beauties makes me wonder if I should reconsider.

  9. BJ Roan

    I haven't tried growing orchids, but after a visit to an arboretum earlier this year, I may give it a try one of these days. They are so beautiful. I find red hard to photograph. You've managed well. I'll check back for that Scone Palace post, sounds interesting.

  10. SusanB-knits

    Beautiful photos! I'm still learning to use my camera and have a great friend who is helping me. I may learn a little about art from her, lol.

  11. Mildred

    So happy you joined us all for RED Monday. These flowers are amazing. Such pretty colors.

  12. EG Wow

    Orchids fascinate me but I fear I would kill them if I tried to grow them. I'm better at gardening outdoors. 🙂

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