Friday, November 6, 2009

Exuberant Orchids




A few weeks ago, I photographed the beginning of new buds for a couple of orchids I acquired last winter. They are a type of orchid that I haven't grown before and I bought them out of bloom because they were so much less expensive this way. I got 4 new plants and now, two of them are in full, glorious bloom and I'm just thrilled! What a special treat even as the darkness comes so early and lasts so much longer each day.

13 comments:

Ratty said...

It's good to see these this time of year. I don't plant my own flowers, I just look at the wild ones that grow, so I have to wait til next spreing to see more.

Ann said...

Those are gorgeous. I am so bad with plants. A green thumb I do not have. :)

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

I am so jealous! My brother and I had a challenge to see who could grow orchids successfully...he died before he could prove his ability (melanoma cancer). I tried one more time after he died and just gave it up. I didn't want to be responsible for yet another orchid death! Good job! Absolutely stunning orchids!

Duni said...

These are utterly gorgeous. You are so lucky.
I tried and failed.

Grace said...

I like the purple-y ones - So don't have a green thumb. Plus I have 3 cats and can't have flowers or any greenery in the house, unless I suppose I could suspend them from the ceiling - the plants, not the cats.

VanillaSeven said...

Thats a really beautiful orchids. I really love the color and shape of it. Glad to know that you've managed to grow them up

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RE Ausetkmt said...

I can't wait to move back permanently to fla, so I can start my orchids and bulbs again.
those are truly spectacular.
good work green thumb karen.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Absolutely gorgeous orchids! My three plants have just finished flowering and I'm hoping they will rebloom again. Any tips?!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Gorgeous! I have no luck with orchids - tried twice. I love how you photographed them against the neutral grey background, makes the flower's colors sing:)

BeadedTail said...

Those are so beautiful! I've never had orchids before but I might have to check them out because those are so pretty!

PJ said...

those photos are spectacular! i love how you have framed them, excellent way to showcase them! have a great night my friend...hugz!

by keiara - lampwork beads said...

WOW.. as always your photographs make me gasp with wonder! Seeing your pictures really brightens my day :) Thank you for sharing with the world! Have a great week :) Love, k x

Icy BC said...

I saw this type of exotic orchids at the Detroit Conservatory. I love this color, you're great to grow them into this stage!

Beautifully exotic, indeed!

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