4) What so special about this Orchid?

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(Vanda Miss Joaquim)

Vanda Miss Joaquim, our very own Singapore national flower.  A natural hybrid Orchid between Vanda terres and Vanda hookeriana.
It was first discovered in 1893, in the garden of Agnes Joaquim, an Armenian best known for breeding the hybrid orchid.  Agnes Joaquim’s tombstone can be found in the grounds of the Armenian Church at Hill Street, Singapore.

The flower was selected as Singapore’s national flower in 1981.
Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen from 40 flowers, 30 Orchids out of the 40.
It stands out by its vibrant in color, hardiness as it blooms throughout the year. Thus, it reflects the spirit and quality of the Nation.

And now, Miss Joaquim is humming National Song in the sunset.

20 thoughts on “4) What so special about this Orchid?

    Books & Art - Spirit & Soul - Lesley Fletcher said:
    November 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Perfect accompaniment Sydney. Thank you for the beauty and calm.

    Lesley Fletcher (@gypsyles) said:
    November 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Perfect accompaniment Sydney. Thank you for the beauty and calm.

    (Please remove me, Inspiration Import at WordPress from your Spam folder – thanks)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 3, 2012 at 12:20 am

      sorry, I don’t get what you mean? did I spam you?

        Lesley Fletcher (@gypsyles) said:
        November 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

        No it is the Akismet system that puts me in Spam and can’t seem to fix it – so OF COURSE NOT :) But now I see my original post..

        Sydney Fong responded:
        November 3, 2012 at 12:41 am

        oops,i don’t know what is going on ? so is it okay now ?

    puzzle said:
    November 3, 2012 at 1:49 am

    beautiful in colours and shape.

    ninasbreakfast said:
    November 3, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I love “And now, Miss Joaquim is humming National Song in the sunset.” What a pretty post!
    Cheers!
    Nina

    orofiorentino said:
    November 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Is very wonderful flower. Orofiorentino from Italy

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      thanks for stopping by cheers!

    kelihasablog said:
    November 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    These are beautiful…… thank you so much for posting and sharing… :D

    ren said:
    November 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    beautiful! i love orchids :D

    fotograffer said:
    November 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Lovely post and lovely orchid, my favorite flower.

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