Sometimes, when both roots and new flower stems are just beginning, it's not obvious which are which until the growth is more mature. This orchid will be some shade of pink. The stems grow sideways left alone and must be trained to grow upward with gentle coaxing, bamboo and clips.
A second plant has been quite a bloomer over the years. The stubs of past flower stalks are visible here as is the barest beginning of a new flower stalk.
After I wrote about orchids the other day, it was time for my weekly watering ritual. I use this time to make a close inspection and was just delighted to discover a couple more plants preparing to bloom. The two plants have new stems at different stages. It's a good way to spread out the blooming time over a longer time but I'm quite sure there will be multiple plants all in bloom later in March.