Friday, March 16, 2012

Orchids waking up to springtime

I purchased several orchids last fall (in a moment of weakness) after seeing the most gorgeous specimens at a big show.  I was told the best strategy for them was "benign neglect":  this came from the grower.
Concerned about them during the chillier nights through the winter, the poor orchids that hang from my tree were ferried in and out of the house.  The three that were actually planted in the ground were on their own.
To my delight, I'm seeing signs of growth on several of the hanging specimens, and actual buds and one tiny blossom on one of the planted orchids!
The following images aren't terribly impressive, but I'm thrilled nonetheless.

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