It cannot much matter to him whether it is early or late for the orchids
Even the road to the Orchid
House had now split itself into three.
Anne picked up her orchids
and went downstairs, where Aunt Jamesina was presiding over a row of coats hung before the fire to warm.
One must charge you with homicide to make you speak of anything but orchids
I can't afford orchids
, but I share no expense in foreigners.
They were mimosas, figs, hibisci, and palm trees, mingled together in profusion; and under the shelter of their verdant vault grew orchids
, leguminous plants, and ferns.
We saw one shrivelled old fellow with a huge box and a score or more of flower pots containing orchids
, angrily expostulating with the corporal who would leave them behind.
He owned a voice as soothing as the wash of the sea, and stores of experiences as vast as the sea itself; for his business in life was to wander up and down the world, collecting orchids
and wild beasts and ethnological specimens for German and American dealers.
and wonderful colored lichens smoldered upon the swarthy tree-trunks and where a wandering shaft of light fell full upon the golden allamanda, the scarlet star-clusters of the tacsonia, or the rich deep blue of ipomaea, the effect was as a dream of fairyland.
Beaufort's having sent her wonderful orchids
, and cousin Henry van der Luyden a whole hamper of carnations from Skuytercliff.
It would be pleasant to take her away from that London in which she seemed an unusual figure, like a cornflower in a shop among orchids
and azaleas; he had learned in the Kentish hop-field that she did not belong to the town; and he was sure that she would blossom under the soft skies of Dorset to a rarer beauty.
For hours absolute quiet reigned in the little clearing, except as it was broken by the discordant notes of brilliantly feathered parrots, or the screeching and twittering of the thousand jungle birds flitting ceaselessly amongst the vivid orchids
and flamboyant blossoms which festooned the myriad, moss-covered branches of the forest kings.