orchids – April ’14

white Butterfly Orchis

Moth Orchids

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White Phalaenopsis

These beauties have been in bloom since December! D bought a ‘green’ orchid, thinking it might be a rare bird. Turned out it was a ‘dyed’ bird. πŸ™‚

Joke’s on him.

But, a pure white phale has always been on our wish list, so…no harm done.

When the green flowers were spent I trimmed the stems just below the last flower joint and within a few weeks there were new stems with buds. Gorgeous!

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And…not all that difficult to grow. Β Here’s a link showing tips for orchid beginners.

Hope you’ll give ’em a try yourself.

see ya soon

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