This tenacious orchid is blooming again. It was given to me by a neighbor probably five years ago. I stuck it up on my Avocado tree in the back yard where it has had almost no attention paid to it since.
It has withstood continual assaults from the wind and weather and continues to faithfully bloom each year. It took on hurricane's Katrina, Faye, and Wilma never faltering.
I finally decided to find out what it was as my Orchid knowledge is very limited. I posted some pictures on the Garden Web Orchid forum. My request for information prompted several replies with the consensus being that this guy is a Hard Caned Dendrobium Hybrid with an unknown name. Apparently there are thousands of hybrids with different names.
Based on its ability to survive I felt it was only fitting to give it a name . So based on one of my favorite Hank Williams Jr. songs , A Country Boy Can Survive, I felt it only appropriate to name it Hillbilly Purple. A line from the song goes ,"he never called me by my name just hillbilly".
It is now official it is a Hard Caned Dendrobium Hybrid Hillbilly Purple Orchid.