studio flowers: Oncidium ‘Tsiku Marguerite’ + the Hops, Fuchsia, & Laburnum Earrings (with a short video from my studio!)
This week’s studio flowers: my Oncidium ‘Tsiku Marguerite’ orchid is blooming! This lovely (and fragrant!) little plant is one of my favorites. It’s a joy to see it burst into bloom as my garden drips into winter. (Mine is from Seattle Orchid.) This vignette made a great backdrop for some photography today, as well as making me happy every time I glance up at it. (Okay, I left the iron flower frogs and the Heath Ceramics bud vase out of the “real” photos — but I love this behind-the-scenes view.)
Here’s a closeup of those tiny flowers! The dark leaf spots are pretty common for oncidiums in colder temperatures, and aren’t something I worry about. (I grow orchids for my own enjoyment, not for show.)
And here’s what I was working on — a quick video to show how the Hops Earrings, Long Fuchsia Earrings, Short Fuchsia Earrings, and Laburnum Earrings move. It’s hard to tell from still photos that they’re articulated and flow like this. (Click the image below to see the video, or click this link.)
Bottom row: the Laburnum Earrings
Still photos like the one above do show the scale of these earrings really well, though! You can see that the Laburnum Earrings are a longer, more dramatic version of the Hops Earrings, from my Mechanical Garden collection. The Long Fuchsia Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings are similar, but on a more delicate, smaller scale — makes sense, since they’re from the Delicate Botanical collection!