Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Orchid Story

Last year my husband bought me an orchid for Valentine's Day. It was in bloom and those blooms lasted for more than three months! I remember specifically that it was still blooming on Mother's Day.

Then I killed it. I either under watered it or over watered it. I'm not sure which was the actual killer.

So I bought another one because they were on sale and promptly killed it by trying to re-pot it.

This year my husband bought me a new orchid. This one is prettier because it has character. I love the spots! (last year's was pretty too, but it was solid purple)


Our good friend, Sami, keeps orchids and I have asked her how to properly care for it this time. Here's hoping it will keep blooming for 3 months and also bloom again!


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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful orchid!! I've always found less waterng is the better way to error.

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  2. Great photo of the orchid it does look really cool

    Great photo friday

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  3. Anonymous6:23 AM

    I'm always killing plants. I have none in our home at this moment because of the many fatalities.

    Thanks for letting me know about your parents. I'll have to see if I can interview them about Cancun. God Bless.
    Boo Boo

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  4. It's a beautiful flower! Good luck!

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  5. Very beautiful, I love the spots too. I always manage to kill plants, hope you have better luck this time!

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  6. Orchids are such sensitive plants. I don't even bother to try with them any more. Good luck! They are beautiful. They require a fairly warm temp to be happy and aren't too pleased that we keep our house at 60 during the winter.

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  7. It's very beautiful and you are right, full of character. I have never been able to keep one alive very long. I love their scent.

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  8. The spots make it extra-beautiful! My mom has so many orchid plants. She's had them for years and blooming season after season. She gave one for me to care and what happened? Dead in a few days.

    Goodluck with your orchid!

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