Saturday, October 20, 2012

Orchids

Just love it when my orchids flower. Especially since I'm really bad at caring for them, they mostly have to make do on their own. Occasionally I remember to water the poor things, and about once a year I might remember to liquid feed them. Still they are very loyal and continue to flower. This year my favorite is "Tetleys Little Fireball". A lovely red which had 6 flower spikes on it with 18 to 21 flowers per spike. I was really impressed with this effort. I wonder how many spikes and how many flowers per spike it would have if I gave it some attention? Perhaps it prefers to be ignored. Anyway, it looking good, so I've cut the spikes and brought them inside to enjoy them. Orchids make great cut flowers as they last for ages. My other orchid to flower this year was "Chocolate Brown". It's the first pic. My yellow hasn't any flower spikes this year and my green one has one flower spike, but hasn't opened as yet. It always seems to be the last one to open. Might try giving them some T.L.C next year and see what happens! It might get them all to flower, or they might all go on strike!




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