Orchids have always been a source of fascination to me, not only for their beauty but because they come from exotic places around the world, and have had amazing adaptations to their environment. There are over 30,000 species, and around 100,000 types of hybrids have been developed by growers. Cattleyas, or corsage orchids, come from the Caribbean, Central and South America. This gallery shows some of my favorites. In other parts of this website I'll tell you more about where they come from, how they live, and how to grow them. Most of the photos (with the exception of the paphiopedilums in another gallery) are from my greenhouses over the years.