Monday, January 27, 2014

Whats blooming in the garden - part 2.

Last time I talked about how my succulents are blooming this year in this post here.

I started collecting orchids 2 years ago.  This year has been good for my orchids as well.  ** Knock on wood **  as last year none of them bloomed.  I was hearing conflicting advice and also how some people thought they were pretty easy to take care of and some thought they really need to be babied.

All in all, I have made some progress after killing 3 orchids most of them have survived and my collection has gone up to some 15+ plants.

Here is the blooms.

Phalaenopsis






Cymbidiums






I wish you could smell this one as it sits in my living room.  It smells heavenly.

Zygopetalum


I forgot to take pictures of some of the blooms.  I see new shoots so hopefully I will remember to take pictures next time around

Oncidium




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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! You have such an array of them. Lovely collection. My mom who lives in Bangalore told me about keeping the orchid blooms a longer time is to add thermocol or wood chips in the pots. For some reason, they like it. You can probably try and let me know. I don't have any orchid blooms at home else I would!

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    1. Hi Reshma,

      Thanks for the tip. I have planted them all in wood chips. I have thermocol and will add them too. :-) BTW, I am also from Bangalore.

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  2. My goodness are they all just so stunning! I have never grown orchids but your post is making me want to try!! So many different varieties that all hold a special bloom all their own! I now know who to come to if I have any questions!!! Have a great week! Nicole

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    1. Thank you Nicole for your kind words. :-)

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