Hi everyone, One of my other hobbies outside of fish keeping is collecting orchids. While this hobby came about quite recently around the start of this year, I have held quite an admiration for these plants for a very long time. My mother had always kept orchids around while I was growing up so I guess that was where this had started. I would love to share and see some of your orchids too! So here are mine: First up are Phalaenopsis orchids: Next up is a Dendrobium Phalaenopsis 'Polar Fire' I really like the purple and whites on this one: Here it is in full bloom The blooms from the Dendrobium Phalaenopsis had lasted for around 4 months until the final one dropped which is very long as far as I am aware for most orchids. This is my Cambria Nelly Isler, it has a very nice fragrance to it, similar to that of a lemon. Next up, one of my most favourite orchids, it is the Miltoniposis Herr Alexandre. This one is also fragrant too although, I don't think it is for everyone's taste. The smell is somewhat artificial, perhaps something you may find in a soap? Miltoniopsis Orchids are also referred to as Pansy Orchids due to their resemblance to Pansies. (who would have guessed?). Next up, the Paphiopedilum Orchid also known as the slipper orchid, this one is a Paphiopedilum King Arthur. Now I'll admit I first got this purely due to the fact that it was my local garden centre's first time stocking this and that I've always been meaning to get one, not due to its colour as there are paphs in my opinion with colour which out shines this one. However, this one has started to grow on me. I do think that I will look out for one that is more catchy in terms of flowers though. In my opinion, it is very hard finding a lot of different varieties of orchids in general in large chain stores in the UK, but I'm lucky enough to live near a local garden centre who readily stocks different types of exotic plants, especially orchids. If I had a more flexible budget and room in the house, I would have definitely got more than the orchids shown here from that garden centre! Hope you enjoyed the pictures, Michael.