Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Orchid Longevity

I bought this orchid in bloom at Costco a year and a half ago, to beautify the house for Christmas. Normally I don't have houseplants, but this was a lovely thing, and I decided to give it a try. It hung like angels over the crèche for a while, and after I put away Christmas it kept blooming. I don't know when it stopped, but I cut the stem down and fed and watered it less than I was told to.

This year it didn't bloom at Christmas, but a little later, maybe in January. These photos I took last week. It has looked like this for all those months! I would go out and buy more of these amazing plants if I had more tables or shelves to put them on. I'm pretty sure this is the first orchid I've owned, and it was a great investment.