Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Growing Orchids


I fancy myself a bit of an orchid grower.  Well, that is kind of an understatement of what exactly plays out in my mind.  You see, I have several orchid plants and they are continuously blooming. Not just when I buy them . . . like as soon as one stem of blooms fades, another is waiting to take it's place.  Many people have told me their woes about never getting their orchids to bloom again and, well, I'm just not one of those people.  So you see, in my mind I'm sort of the orchid master.

The orchid virtuoso.

The Obi Wan Kenobi of orchids if you will.





Well, that was until my mom and I went in search of the orchid farm that I'd heard existed just down the road. We found it alright and learned that it is a three acre greenhouse full of orchids.  Right down the road.  Because as it turns out, the climate in my neck of the woods is perfect for orchid growing.



Whatever.

-dana

13 comments:

Beth said...

And being in a good location does not in any way take away from your talent. I promise that even if I lived in that greenhouse I could not grow orchids. ;)
So be proud Obi wan.

Susan Plum-Jones said...

You just make me laugh, out loud.

Thank you for that.

dolores said...

Bwhhahahaaaa...I had to read this to hubby!:)

PMookie said...

I see very few orchids blooming at the orchid farm. Seems to me, they need your help!

Bennett and Graves said...

Do you have any orchid advice? My friend gave me a small orchid, as a thank you for teaching her to quilt, that I promptly drowned by watering too much. Because I always water too little. Then she brought me a second one and I asked her why? More like "WHY?!" Because she felt bad the first one died. THEN she brought me a third for my birthday. At this time I have two small orchids clinging to life by a thread, I'm sure. I did buy the proper bag of orchid soil so that I can take them from the small plastic container and plant them in the lovely ceramic container that the small plastic one is sitting in. (why do they do that?)
My email, if you are so inclined;
gbennett325@gmail.com.

AnnieO said...

You probably also know that orchids grow on every continent but Antarctica :). I'm a poor houseplant owner as I cannot remember to water. Succulents are my go-to! Congrats on your orchid prowess, those orchids live in your house, not a greenhouse with controlled conditions!

WeedyMama said...

I am blessed with a green thumb when it comes to growing most things, BUT when it comes to orchids, it is BLACK. Instant death. These fuss pots must love you, so revel. And I will be a tad green with envy.

wifemotherexpletive said...

ha. my husband brought home an orchid this week and i think the look i gave him was only slightly less hateful than deepest darkest places. i can't stand knowing that i'm going to take something so lovely and kill it. man. you take plants in the mail? ! :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful--have no idea how to care for an orchid

Lynne Shandley said...

I grow African Violets. I have a heap of those orchids around the place and for the first time ever, one of the has a new flower stalk growing! (Another put more flowers out from an old stalk and another different type also reflowered.) First time ever!
You are doing really well, and those orchids in the greenhouse are cymbidiums which are as tough as been knees.

diane said...

You are still the orchid whisper in my mind because I can never get them to bloom

Jackie said...

I think that orchid farm needs some green thumb love--Dana style.

Tollipop said...

This is what happens to people who gloat about their prowess in growing orchids.

signed,

someone who gets only one bloom