When I was opening my kitchen windows this morning, I found sweet and fresh fragrance blowing in to my kitchen.
I was really familiar with this fragrance... white dove orchid...
|bloom... bloom... bloom...|
White dove orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum) actually is a wild orchid.
In Indonesia it's well known as 'Anggrek merpati'.
Anggrek means orchid and merpati means dove.
I took it from a tree on the road side about two years ago.
They grow wildly on the tree (usually old tree with the other epiphytic).
|adhere on my white mussaenda trunk...|
|adhere on the brick wall...|
I planted the orchids on many place in my garden.
There are three place in my front yard.
They are on the trunk of my white mussaenda, bilimbi and plumeria.
I also planted the orchid on the brick wall in front my kitchen.
|three days before...|
|two days before...|
|one day before...|
I'm so lucky that many days before this orchids is blooming, I took some picture of this.
This orchid usually bloom just a day.
If we get a lucky moment, the orchid could bloom for two days.
But only on the first day we can inhale the fragrance.
So... they are also called one day bloom orchid.
|the bees build their 'home' on the orchid stalk|
Wow... I also find bee nest on my orchid stalk too...
I shouldn't bothering them.
I hope they will not bothering my family too.
|Can you find the bees...|
Have a fragrant day with my white dove...