Friday, February 26, 2010
I've blogged about my orchid growing fascination before and now is the season when I seem to get more blooms than the rest of the year (& right when I need flowers the most: the later gray days of winter.) I've got a few in flower right now--the newer, fresher ones are photographed and displayed here today. The new buds, in the lowest photo, are "on the way" to blooming. This is very cool because it's 2 stems from one plant, which doesn't happen too often for me. You can bet that when these buds open, I'll be sharing them here!
All winter, during the long dark days here, I keep these plants right next to east facing windows. They seem to benefit from direct winter sun although all the literature says "no direct sun." On those very rare occasions, like a day ago, when there's a brilliant sunny day, the blinds stay partially closed until the sun is past the "direct" position. Then I pull them open. Soon, as the days get longer and the sunlight gets stronger, I'll be moving most of them to their "summer homes." It will probably be awhile before the sunlight is really stronger, though.
Hope your weekend is full of fun, and thanks for dropping by!