Monday, March 12, 2007

Deep Purple Phalaenopsis

This is definately my week to be excited about Orchids because this Wednesday I'm going to the Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden. As promised, I will post some of the best photos from this years show....lots of eye candy for the Orchid lover for sure.

This is one of my Orchids that I bought back in the fall, I happened upon it totally by chance when I walked into Home Depot one day, it was a lucky find. I walked in the store to purchase another mailbox to paint on and saw a beautiful , large Phalaenopsis Orchid on a display table by the door. It had always been my policy to not buy Orchids at home improvement type stores because every time I saw them there, they looked half dead. I discovered that day that I could buy Orchids at these types of stores, in fact, they have great deals on these plants if you can catch them at the right time...ie...immediately after the grower ships them to the store. That way, they have not had time to sit there, be mis-treated, handled by lots of people and in general, knocked around.
Well, the minute I saw this Orchid, I had to have it, the mailbox went out the window and I totally forgot about it that day. This plant is huge and beautiful and was a great bargain I think at $24.00. This Phal did not come with a tag so, I got really creative and just started calling it "Big Purple".




6 comments:

Betty Jo said...

WOW! Big purple is gorgeous! I love orchids, but have never had one of my own. Perhaps I will one of these fine days! xoxoxo

Shabby in the City said...

I'll say that was a bargain! Those are all so beautiful...my mom has a white one.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That is one stunning orchid! And that color... YUM! My hubby's grandmother used to do very well with orchids.

Alecia said...

What lovelies Ruth!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

So pretty! You have such a talent for gardening!

mosaic queen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Ruth!! I must say, you are one talented artist yourself! And your flowers are just Beautiful! I Love gardening.....I will be back for more visits! Thanks for sharing!