Orchids - Old and New

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Orchids seem to be plentiful at the supermarkets this time of year and since the one I got last year blessed me with more blooms I decided to try another one .... or two.

    Here’s last year’s purchase.
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    Then one, then two other little blooming beauties.

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    If I treat them like my cactus they seem to do OK until the potting mix gets too old. Then I have difficulty. It is fun to have flowers this time of year.
     
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  3. Islandlife

    Islandlife Young Pine

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    Envious. I can never get my two orchids to bloom. Yours are lovely
     
  4. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Thank you Sjoerd. Orchids do seem to have to decide whether or not they like being out of the tropics. Some do and some don’t. Any way that’s my thought about them. :shrug:
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    There is an orchid house ~an hour from us here and it is such a joy to visit. We take visitors there and go by ourselves now and then as well.
     
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