This beautiful blooming Phalaenopsis orchid has just been added to my collection a few weeks ago and has 7 gorgeous purple blooms. When it goes out of bloom I will cut the spike appropriately and see if I can get it to rebloom. If it is a bit tired at that time and decides not to rebloom, I will repot it into one of my favorite orchid pots at that time.
These big and beautiful blooms add so much cheer to my sunroom studio, I appreciate and admire them every single day. Don't be surprised if you see orchid blooms in an upcoming faux window painting.
To my absolute delight, one of my favorite orchids that I've had for a few years now, just started to spike a few weeks ago. Rosey Tyke above has the most beautiful miniature blooms and in the photo above, if you look to the right of the plant, you can see the spike coming out of the lower half of the orchid. I was also happily suprised because Rosey Tyke just bloomed for me in the spring so it made me very happy to see it spiking again now.
The little one above is also almost ready to bloom, it has two tiny red buds that I'm waiting for to open. It is a new addition to my orchid collection and is called Sogo Grape.
I was also very happy to see the orchid on the left spiking a few weeks ago as well. It is the largest orchid in my collection and hasn't bloomed for 2 years now so when I saw it spiking, I was delighted. It has very large and gorgeous white blooms with yellow centers. In a few more weeks the flowers should be ready to bloom. You can see from the photo that the spike has gotten so long that I have put the support on to give it strengh and protection. Generally when a spike is about 12" long, that is when the support should be attached. I'll be sure to take lots of photos of the blooms on all the orchids when they open.