Monday, February 13, 2006

Winter blooms

I bought this moth orchid plant last summer on clearance, after it finished blooming, without a tag. I'm really not a 'pink' kind of gal, but I love the pink veins and the rich fuschia throat of this blossom. Beautiful, isn't it? Posted by Picasa


Rurality said...

We got a few orchids like that (on sale VERY cheap) years ago and they did remarkably well, I thought. I sadly managed to kill off the last of them this year though... actually the cats helped a lot by knocking them over several times.

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LauraP said...

I had no idea. That's cool.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous flower! Do you think growing orchids is hard, or fairly easy? Just curious.

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LauraP said...

Michelle - I think moth orchids (phalaenopsis) are reasonably easy once you find the right spot for them. I've managed to kill all the dendrobiums and oncidiums I've had. Haven't worked up the courage to try a cattleya yet.

pablo said...

I was at an orchid show in St. Louis last weekend. Very impressive, but I could never grow them successfully.