April 10, 2015

My Orchid has Re-bloomed!

Full Bloom!

I bought six sad, dried out phalaenopsis orchids. They were bare root and in plastic bags. Being the cock-eyed optimist that I am, I figured I could resuscitate them and make them bloom. Heck, they were only $3 each so I didn't have much to lose.

recycled yard light
Sure enough, they perked up as soon as I potted them and put them outside on my covered porch. I brought them in this winter and they are putting on new growth right now.


The one above I potted in a recycled solar yard light. I hung it in front of my dining room french door and it is as happy as a clam in shallow water! It is the first one to bloom! See the bloom progression below. I think I got my money's worth don't you?



buds









starting to open















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