Saturday, February 23, 2013

Indoor Garden With Orchids.....

Being that nothing is really growing outside right now, it is fun to fuss over and photograph my orchids that are blooming at the moment.  Right now I have 5 plants that are in bloom and I have to say, I like photographing them at their different stages of growth from spike to buds to flowers.  The orchid above is a great bloomer for me and when the plant started producing buds this time, there were 3 that initially formed.

While these 3 blooms were putting on a nice show for me, you can see from the above photo that 2 more buds formed on the spike, waiting patiently for their turn to bloom.

In this photo, only one of the original blooms remain and you can see that the 2 buds have gotten very big and will burst into bloom at any time.

I love this little red Phalaenopsis, it is the second time it has bloomed for me and this time it formed 2 buds which turned into beautiful flowers.

It was a happy surprise when the Phal above started forming a spike as it had just stopped blooming and I was amazed it started again so soon.

The above Phal I have had for years and I have not had any luck getting it to rebloom for me.  I decided that it was now or never so to speak and if it wouldn't rebloom for me it was getting left behind when I moved.  I spent a lot of time with it over the past months trying to coax it into action and imagine my happines when the spike above first started to appear.

It formed 7 buds on this particular spike and now of course, since I have gotten it to bloom for me, it will be a regular bloomer without any special effort involved and it will also be moving with me, sitting with the other orchids on the front floor of my car. 

I've had this plant for so long that I had actually forgotten what color it was and to my happy surprise, it is yellow with a red center.  Yellow is a color I have been wanting in my orchid garden so I was thrilled.


Memories for Life said...

Orchids are SO pretty! I love the variety of colors you have here too!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, Your orchids are gorgeous. You have such a way with your beautiful blooms. I have 3 that my son has given me over time. One is in full bloom but the other two have gorgeous leaves, but no new spikes. I will keep trying. So enjoyable to watch as they change over time with such little water.

Thanks for stopping by hope you are having a nice weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your orchids are stunning Ruth!!!! How fabulous that the stubborn Phil has started blooming. Your patience has paid off. The yellow is amazing. Such a happy color for a dreary winter! If I did not have 2 cats I would love to have orchids as my pets. :)