Monday, 3 August 2009

Somekind of Orchid, but not Orchid

updated 5th August 2009
They are called Alstromeria btw, thanks Chai Leng for the tip.
I am sooooo loving this bunch of Orchid lookalike hub picked up from Enschede last Saturday.
Anyone knows what they are called? As usual, I cannot help placing them around the
house to find the right spot for these beauties.

On the dining table?

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Coffee table?

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Next to window?

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Infront of window box?

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9 comments:

  1. Lianne,

    I don't think this is orchid. The only orchid flowers that they sell over here is the type with big pale yellow flowers and sometimes in oriental shop you can get those small purple flowers. Since you like so much flowers, try to find buy online poster of flowers, a real typical posters which you can see in florist shop back in M'sia. I have one, bought 10 yrs ago, now still unroll in my arctic.


    Lannie

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  2. Ah, it also comes in yellow and pink. I can't remember the German name. Not Freesien, right?

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  3. yeah, i know its definatly not orchid coz i have quite a bit at home but the petals are quite similar. i think jy is right, its freesia! i googled them and found some similiar photos.

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  4. Hi Lianne,

    I think this is called "alstromeria". It comes in many colours or a combination of colours.
    Check out -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alstroemeria
    These flowers are a fav of mine!!

    Regards,
    Chai Leng

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  5. great, let me go check it out. looks really close to freesia too! over here ah, sooo many varieties especially in holland .. kepala pusing lah

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  6. That looks exactly right. Sometimes the supermarket florist sells it; I must have a closer look at its German name. :) Ah, Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas (and it has so many 'nicknames' too!).

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  7. if only they display a label on every bunch of flowers .. problem solve eh :-)

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  8. They do, they do! On the price-tag sticker. I just have to peer at it with my increasingly long-sighted eyes, sigh... :)

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  9. not at the weekend market though. hub got this in enschede. they do in germany which is good but ohhh .. choices are not as mind boggling as in holland.

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