Thanksgiving weekend we journed to Parkside Orhids in PA, my very favorite place to buy plants and I purchased the sweet yellow Phalaenopsis above to add to my collection.
I also purchased this lovely yellow/purple Cattleya. I had thought it would be white and purple but to my surprise, when it opened, the blooms were a yellow/purple. Yes, I did read the info on the card, this Orhid was also sitting with all the white and purple orchids that I loved....the name was the same but the colors weren't. While I did mean to pick the white Cattleya that day (I was in a white mood I suppose) I'm perfectly thrilled with this beautiful Orchid. It made for quite a nice surprise.
Now that this beauty went out of bloom it is time to repot this very large Orchid, it is quite root bound in it's current plastic pot.
I also purchased this lovely small white Cattleya which is not only beautiful but very fragrant as well. Parkside Orchids is a wonderful place to shop for plants....I always have great luck with each purchase I make there. http://www.parksideorchids.com/
A sunny dining room window where some of my Orchids grow on their humidity trays. I also had a happy surprise this week, I just discovered my Phalaenopsis on the far right hand side in this photo, is spiking. In a couple of months I should have some large pink/purple flowers on it to show you.
Something I've been wanting for a long time, a grow stand for my dining room. It took so long, searching on line for weeks, to find one that was a nice piece of furniture as well as offering me ample room for plants. This is my Christmas present....I got it in October, I wanted to get an early start I guess.
I was on my way to the recylcling bin last week and couldn't believe my eyes, a rogue Black Eyed Susan was blooming in my sleeping perennial garden. This was a first for me, a bloom among the snow and ice. I had to run out with the camera and take a photo.
Last week I was thrilled to find out I was the winner of a giveaway held by my artist friend Catherine Holman. I got to pick the print that I wanted from her ETSY shop and I couldn't resist this summer print, I think it is just beautiful. Thanks so much Catherine, I cannot wait to get a frame for it. Catherine is a wonderful and talented folk artist and you can visit her at: http://www.catherineholmanfolkart.blogspot.com/ to see her beautiful creations.