Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Blooms


Much to my surprise, over the last month my orchid grew another stem. About a week ago, new blooms opened up. I was under the impression orchids only bloomed once a year. Wrong.

I purchased this orchid in the Spring of this year at the grocery store. It was in a cart, looking very sad and broken, along with a few others. I had always stayed away from orchids because they are pricey and I always thought they were difficult to grow. This poor plant was marked down so low, I figured I would give it a happy home and see what the outcome might be.


I suppose it must be happy since it is blooming once again. I must be doing something right. It seems I need to do some research on orchids since I know very little about them. For now, I am enjoying its fragile beauty.

4 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

I'd say that little orchid knows it has potential and is living it up. So pretty. I too have stayed away from trying to grow them. The closest I come to an orchid is another tree dweller epiphyte..night blooming cereus. But they are so hardy you can't hardly kill them. Happy Wednesday my friend. The Olde Bagg

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh you are so lucky! Of my 4 orchids, only one rebloomed and at present, two look quite ill. I know nothing about the proper care of these plants, but delight in their blossoms.
Savor that exquisite stem!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Jan said...

What lovely blooms! And they last so long, that is so amazing. Someone gave me one and it bloomed for a full year. then it bloomed again! Now it seems to be just sitting there. Should I water it more? Water it less? Transplant it! Move it? ha ha, obviously I need to read up more about how to grow them too but I will probably just keep doing what I do. I bought another one at a garage sale that a guy had started himself and it has grown a tiny bit but so far not flowered. I am ever hopeful. Enjoy yours, it is gorgeous.

Marion said...

What a beautiful Orchid! I killed four of them this year because I tried to hard. I'm so happy your flower bloomed for you. What a gift!!!

Blessings,

Marion

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~Emerson