Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's Blooming !!!


It's Blooming!!!

I am temporarily taking care of this orchid, 
(which I initially thought would be a really bad thing
based on my historic incompetence with growing indoor plants) 
but several weeks later- It's Blooming!!!

See- I didn't kill it !
Woo Hoo!  Yipee!

This is an amazing thing,
the Patron Saint of Flowers must be watching over me
because I never could have done this alone!

Not only did it bloom but there are 
More On The Way.

This orchid needs watering every day.
It isn't as if it is embeded in a deep pot of dirt; 
rather, it's almost as if it's just a bundle of roots.
There is a plastic pot with holes punched in the bottom
inside of this ceramic pot.  I keep a plastic water bottle
next to it and when I pass by, I give it a sip.

It worked, it worked, it worked!
(Imagine me doing the Blooming Orchid Dance, 
if there is a blooming orchid dance).

When it comes time to return it, I hope it 
is still as healthy!  Then the pressure will be off.
Whew!!


6 comments:

Patty Sumner said...

I have always heard orchids were hard to grow. I would have been doing the orchid dance too.. Yeah! Blessings!

Kristi said...

Congratulations! I can grow lots of different houseplants, but orchids always seem to eventually die for me. Good job!

Lady Locust said...

It is beautiful. Maybe you'll get to keep in through several of the blooms:)
PS you have a beautiful home.

Susie Q said...

Well done! I can never keep orchids which I have been given they all die on me and I end up with a twig! I will keep my fingers crossed for you. I hate looking after other peoples things, far too much pressure! Hugs, Susie x

Harry Flashman said...

That bottom picture is scary. It's like "The Day of the Triffids" only it's the day of the orchid.

Powell River Books said...

I've purchased orchids and watched them lose their blooms, but I've never successfully had them bloom again, even though the plants did well for years. You must know the magic trick. - Margy