Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Snapshot


I don't have much of a green thumb, but this orchid has blessed me with a twice yearly bloom for the past four years. It's in a bright south facing room and I water it . . . whenever, which is to say I soak it and then neglect it, soak it and then neglect it. Huh, who knew it would be so forgiving?

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12 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Orchids are such a beautiful flower! I have a Christmas cactus that acts in about the same way - twice a year it blooms.

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

Beautiful and so nice to see a pretty flower with all this snow around.

Plants are much more forgiving of under watering than over watering.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous! I love pictures of flowers, and this one seems to leap off the page...it's so sharp and clear. Thanks for sharing.

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Irene said...

That's the best kind of gardening, neglect. My flowers do the same, thrive on neglect. Wonderful shot. Thanks for adding some colour to our very White day.

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, that is absolutely beautiful! I'm so impressed that you're growing that.

Alyce said...

Now that's the kind of flower I need! :) The only houseplant I haven't managed to kill was a cactus I had in college (but had to get rid of when I had babies in the house).

Debbie said...

Very nice!

Bev Hankins said...

That's a gorgeous flower. And I'm surprised that an orchid would be that forgiving. I thought they were pretty delicate little things.

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oreneta said...

Hi Trish! We were given an orchid last year that produced lots of lovely flowers last year but which hasn't done anything at all since. Ho hum.

Ellie said...

It's nice to see such a beautiful flower after such a strange winter!

Kim said...

Oh! That is simply lovely.
*smiles*

Trish said...

Thanks all for coming 'round!

Yes, I was always under the impression that orchids were fussy little princesses (like roses, ugh) but they seem to be more sturdy than that and have proven me happily wrong.