It's all too easy to forget about the indoor plants with so much going on outside in the summertime, especially if you don't take your indoor plants outside for the season.
In my sunroom, once the night bloomer blooms, I don't do much with the plants except open the blinds for them each morning and water them once a week or so.
So when I was watering the indoor plants on Sunday, I was surprised and delighted to find an orchid in bloom. This one has never bloomed for me before and I think I actually bought it without every seeing its bloom.
According to the label that came with this orchid, it is Brassia Rex 'Barbara'.
It's quite mysterious and I can't believe it had to be in full flower for me to notice it. I put a black background behind it so it would show up in the picture. Without that black background it's kind of ghostly looking.
I'm intrigued by it, and spent quite a bit of time looking at it and studying it. I can see why people get smitten with orchids and abandon all other plants to focus on them. Fortunately, I don't have that problem, I'm an "omni-gardener", I want to grow everything. Don't you?