I've got 15 orchids in my collection now and I have to say, at this time of they year and through the winter especially, they bring me a lot of joy.
These are all new Phalaenopsis orchids I've just added to my collection....I love this beauty because it looks like it was painted with a brush on the tips of the petals.
I've been wanting a red orchid and I do have a tiny one but as of yet, that little guy has not re-bloomed for me so I'll keep trying with that one but in the mean time, I picked up this large red/white Phalaenopsis that has such beautiful blooms.
The colors on my newest acquisition are so soft and pretty. I picked this Phal up at Home Depot believe it or not. I wasn't there looking for orchids but happened to see it and it was priced just right so I couldn't resist. Not my favorite place to buy orchids but on the other hand, if you catch the super stores when they first get a shipment of plants in, you can often get them for a great price and before the store employees have managed to neglect, damage or just plain kill them.
Will these 3 new additions re-bloom for me in upcoming years?? Well, that will be the test and only time will tell.
With the two spikes I have going at the moment, I thought it would be a lot of fun to catalog their growth and progress by taking photos of the spikes each week, going right through to the first bloom opening. In the future I'll be showing their progress with the beautiful blooms as the end result.