Monday

almost there




orchids are certainly not for the impatient.  the flower spike for this started way back in december, and finally the very first bud has been very slowly opening.  the first photo above is two days ago, and below that is from today.  not fully open yet, but spectacular nonetheless.

and with many more buds to follow!

4 comments:

sewnut said...

beauty.

Alison said...

I think I killed my orchid. I loved it too much with water and attention and all the blooms fell off and it hasn't bloomed since. Any care tips?

roisin said...

alison - you really do need to buy the special orchid fertilizer, and water your one every week or two with very weak fertilizer water. i have mine in an east facing window, and i never move it!

Ronikaleigh said...

RO, how do you keep your cats from eating these beautiful flowers? - Roni