Even though at this time of the year my garden is in full bloom outside, I cannot forget my inside orchid garden. I was so happy to see my spotted phalaenopsis spiking this year. Last year when it tried to bloom it had a bout with spider mites and had to be relegated to the basement while I got rid of the bugs. By the tiime it emerged again upstairs, it was no longer interested in blooming.
A brand new orchid for my collection this year, purple and white are a beautiful combination.
The orchid above is one of my favorites, I call it "woody" fo the wooden pot it is planted in. I bought this phalaenopsis bare root off of ebay years ago. It took 3 years to start blooming for me and has been a reliable orchid ever since, creating beautiful blooms every year.
Life always inspires art, 2 years ago I created my "Purple Phalaenopsis" painting to express how much I love my orchid collection. This year I feel another orchid painting coming on and I think this time, I will create the painting with a multiple canvas layout. I'm not sure what kind of orchid I will paint yet but I'll be ready with my paintbrush when the urge strikes.