Very nice. All of mine in the East facing kitchen window are either blooming or putting up their stalks to bloom. Just love orchids. How are you like this “flip flop” temperature range?
I love orchids too, but I don’t have quite your luck with them. I only have a few, but I am going to start adding to my collection now that I have my patio garden going.
…the weather… ugh. Each of the cold snaps since Feb I have found myself saying – well that’ll be the last one – that was like 5 snaps ago!! When it finally settles out I fear we will go from winter temps straight into summer temps. I prefer a more gentle introduction to the heat of summer 😉 Right now I am still in my fuzzy socks! Stay warm up there!! ~Salty
This has been my first attempt with orchids. They were given to us. We had them outside on the patio and they grew but didn’t really do anything. When we got one of our cold snaps we brought them inside. They just seem to love the kitchen. The East facing window gets a lot of morning light. I found this great youtube video on caring for them. They are totally fuss free. Water once a week with lukewarm water. I mist them every now and then and leave them alone. When we have one of those grey days I leave the light on because they even thrive on artificial light. This weather is ridiculous. Our fish have no idea what to do. They start to hibernate and then it warms up and they’re up and about again (or you know, swimming around). The koi are most temperature sensitive but the outside goldfish are also wondering what on earth is going on. I’m right there with you…..fuzzy socks and sweats. Not looking forward to heading straight into the heat and humidity of summer. 😦
Your poor fishies 😦 I feel kinda the same way…
I was telling another blogger that commented (Vera) that I have to keep my plants outside because of allergies. Pollen and mold really get me! So my orchids will have to stay on the patio. I will check out the youtube vid you mentioned. Thanks Joey!
In my family we all love orchids. One of my daughters must have some telepathic way of keeping them in repeat bloom. When one of mine goes to sleep I give it to her. They love to sleep in bathrooms, by the way, in diffused light and with plenty of warm air moisture.
I think that to care for them it takes not only knowledge but also great patience and a grand belief in future miracles. They are not as capricious as people think, they just live on their own rhythm, it varies for the different species. When they wake up after their long sleep in the kitchen or bathroom window, that is when we see the miracle… I love these pictures. I am entranced by the yellow one since it is not a common color in orchids. This is a sugar palette !
I have allergies, so I keep all my plants outside – that makes orchid growing a little more challenging. I like your description of orchids and their caretakers 🙂
Sugar palette, that is cute 😀
Thank you! 🙂
beautifully vivid colours and amazing gentle shots…
“Gentle” – that is a nice way to describe them, thank you 🙂
Sweet pics! 🙂
I gave my wife some orchids while she was in the hospital for knee surgery (around February 4th). They are still doing fine… sitting beautifully on the kitchen table! 🙂
How sweet! I love orchids for gifts!
What a beautiful colours! In Belgium you see mostly white and purple. I’ve never seen yellow and red orchids. But after all you were in a botanical Garden…
Most were for sale too, I wanted to adopt them all!
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