I've tended an orchid collection for around 8 or 9 years now, and as a long time gardener, this species of plant has the best, the very best, record for very lovely and welcomed flowers in the dead of winter. Ironically, Pantone named "Radiant Orchid" as the 2014 "Color of the Year." Lovers of shades of purple and fuchsia should be well served this year, when it comes to fashion and decor.....and I've always loved purple (I painted my room purple when I was old enough that Mom let ME choose, in grade school!) and using this color, in all its glorious shades and variations, has always suited me just fine.
So it's the dead of winter here, and one rather interesting discovery I've found about my new place is this:
My orchids have their own little humidity area, tented shelving and trays of rocks and water, except when I bring them out to do their blooming. They are in one of the brightest north windows here, at the patio door.
So, naturally, I'm happy to oblige. I have a fairly big collection of pearls and other gems in this color range so as my adventures with wire proceed....
If you'd like a closer look at this series, visit my studio here. If you'd like to examine any of the pieces I'm including here, click on the image to go to their page in my Etsy studio.
Hope you are all finding ways and means to keep warm and happy this winter!! Thanks for stopping by!