Friday, February 25, 2011

A Flower A Day #1

While I was immersed in the studio, Spring, of a sort, was beginning indoors here. Or more to the point, I took the time to notice.

This amazing orchid was one of 4 I picked up in Missouri on a visit about 2 years ago. None of these were blooming when I bought them, so the price was right! However, they were of varieties that were brand new to me. Three of them bloomed, each with a large spray of flowers, within about a year and it was thrilling. But then, there was the lone hold out.....

...imagine my frustration in waiting TWO YEARS to finally see if the final hold out, this humble, strappy little plant could or would even bloom. And now, all I can say is Wow!

For the past couple of weeks, a plump bud just sort of hung there and I had no idea what to expect. Looks pretty alien to me, but what a wonderful treat for a gray winter day!

I have a nice collection of new photos as all kinds of plants wake up or perk up here indoors. I will post them one a day for as long as they last, only interrupting for breaking news.....enjoy!


Ann said...

Well I've heard of late bloomers but this one sure took it's good old time didn't
It is rather unique and interesting though. I agree it does have an alien look about it. I like it. At least you have a bit of spring around you :)

WillOaks Studio said...

I hope to add later pictures and more info on this incredible plant as the blossom continues to open and change and when I can find more info! Yes, it's feeling just a bit like Spring!


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