To honor today’s summer solstice, here are a few sunny-looking Masdevallias. While we enjoy long hours of daylight in the northern half of the planet, plants enjoy the ability to photosynthesize a little longer. Incredible flowers like these are the result. Even if you’re having a hectic Monday, I hope you can take a few moments to savor these mini-miracles as promise of the possibilities of summer.

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If you’re wondering why I’m honoring the summer solstice with cool-growing Masdevallias, then you’ve probably never experienced San Francisco’s summer fog. While we often have sunny days and yes, even heat waves, the vast, chilly Northern Pacific is just a few miles away. Our natural air-conditioning makes these orchids some of our local icons. For those of you already sweltering in summer heat, don’t worry — there are lots of sunny-looking Vandas, too.

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5 Comments on “Summer”

  1. nancy Says:

    I love your nice warm orange and red color choice for summer, like hot lava. Really cool photos, too!

  2. Joy Blake Says:

    thanks for the great close-up shots!

  3. AmysMom Says:

    I love the orange theme. You said their cool growers but the have warm-color flowers.

  4. Phyllis Says:

    hooray for th e solstice!

  5. Michael Says:

    be nice to grow orcids like that