Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Orchids at camp
I moved a couple of my orchids to pose them against the July sky, to show them off better -- they live in an east facing living room.
They're great plants -- I give them very little care, other than making sure there's humidity from a pebble tray under them in their normal home, and not letting them touch the window, and that's about it, other than staking up the stem. These along with several others currently dormant, were given to me via Freecycle from a collector who was getting out of orchids now that he had two rambunctious little boys to contend with, and they've adapted fine over the last year to my amateurish handling.
Once they start blooming they go for months. The one that lived in Andy's hospital room is dormant now but bloomed for nearly four months, very cheering.
So here they are, pretending to be at camp! and making me look like a good gardener..