This is a miniature Orchid, meaning the blooms are miniature, it is called Rosy Tyke. I should be enjoying these blooms for the next two months as this is such a long blooming species.
I have 9 Orchids at home now and it is always such a thrill when I see a spike that wasn't there just the day before, peeking out, because I know in a month or so, I will start to have some beautiful blooms.
You can expect lots of Orchid photos in the upcoming weeks because soon I will be going to The New York Botanical Garden for their annual Orchid show, which runs this year from February 23rd - April 6th.
If you live in the area and can go or you are visiting, it really is worth a trip to the botanical garden, this show is full of Orchid eye candy displays, like you wouldn't believe. To see a couple of my other visits to the show, atleast a sneak peek at what I could fit into a blog post, go to my "Out And About" secion in the column on the right and you'll get to see some of my other visits.
This year while I'm at the show, I'm buying another Orchid to get me up to an even 10 and also a shirt from the 2008 show. I wanted a shirt last year and just didn't get one and once you pass up a shirt from the show, it is gone once the show is over....darn it, I regretted not getting one. I love to collect tee shirts from my favorite places so, this year it's a must.