TUESDAY’S ORCHIDS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – February 26 – Orchid

Today the third of my orchids went into full bloom. There are three more big buds on the two stalks and I think they will bloom within the next week or maybe 10 days.

Bright orchids

My orchids make me smile. Every time I walk past my flowers, I feel better about at least this little part of my life. I have no control over what the government, the Democrats, the Coronavirus or anything else does, but at least I have a little bit of control over feeding my birds and growing flowers.

The orchids with a heart

Three full orchids

These days, we need to feel good about small things because the big things are much too big for puny little me.

Three in bloom



Categories: cee's photo challenge, Flower of the day, Flowers, Marilyn Armstrong, orchids, Photography

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14 replies

  1. How spectacular!!!!!!!!!! OMG I love it. I know some ppl baby them and carry on but sometimes, what is most interesting is that a number of plants thrive on what we might call neglect. They enjoy pampering but they enjoy being left alone too.

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    • I really enjoyed your post about writing. My family never got it. I actually put a lock on the door, but sometimes, I had to go to the bathroom or get something to drink and there would be a mad rush. And the PHONE calls from friends who didn’t feel that writing is work. Even the dogs got in on the act!

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  2. The flowers are amazing. Coronavirus has taken over media and it is very confusing.

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    • Particularly because on one hand, they say it’s no worse (or better) than the flu … and then they say it’s a plague. Some clear information about it might go a long way to making people less nervous.

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      • Yes, I agree. My understanding is that it is a plague because it is very contagious. It is dangerous for elderly, young and compromised immune people and also for 10% – 15% of “regular” people who will just react badly to it and it can be fatal. It has been said that men aged 25 to 45 are more at risk but I find that hard to believe.

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        • I always assume that it’s the young, the elderly, and those with other physical issues who are most at risk. But this has killed off a lot of medical workers who are in the 25 to 45 age range, so probably there’s something that, as usual, they are not telling us.

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  3. The mor I think of it it must be the window that my orchids are in. They definitely aren’t happy as yours are.
    Leslie

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    • They need the right light. And VERY little water. Too much water or too much light (or too little light) — or a hot room — and they won’t flower. They will grow, but not flower. As green growing plants, they aren’t very interesting. If you can figure out where you had them and find a different window for them — maybe one that isn’t used much by the family (so the lights aren’t turned on and off very often) that might help. And you might start with a plant that has a lot of new growth. A young plant helps a lot.

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  4. How amazingly beautiful

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    • I explained to Garry exactly the kind of plant I needed. Not one with the most flowers, but one with the youngest shoots. Orchids use a lot of energy to bloom, so you want a young and hardy plant to begin with. Right plant, right light, minimal water — and a cool room where the lights aren’t on all day long — usually will do it. Our cultivated orchids mostly like cool rooms. Not cold, but not hot. And without a lot of changes in the temperature or lighting.

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