Monday, August 27, 2012

Flowers in the House




I've acquired a bit of a thing for orchids lately. The one plant that seems to suit my lack of nurturing and haphazard watering schedule. When I do remember to water them, I gather them together in a sink of cool water, and let them drink their fill before I dot them back around the house to brighten spots with their quiet elegance. They forgive my incompetence as an indoor gardener and produce beautifully.

I am joining Jane today for her Monday Flowers in the House get together...pop by over HERE

14 comments:

  1. They are just lovely. I'd love to have a few in the house over the winter, but our gas fireplace causes the flower buds to drop before they open. Seems unkind to keep them around and then kill their flowers, so I stopped trying!

    I shall enjoy yours, instead. thanks.

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  2. When I whisper oh my gosh to myself as the first picture opens on a post, I know I'm going to like what I read.

    Lovely pictures and back at you on the orchids.

    So amazing such a delicate looking plant can take such abuse!

    Thanks for coming to the party.

    xo jane

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  3. Very nice . . . . delicate. I am surprised they have so much stamina . . . I may be tempted to give one a try!

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  4. ever since I bought my own home ( the first in 1989) I have always had fresh flowers somewhere evry week! just a little promise I made to myself

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  5. I love my orchids. And yours too!

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  6. I can be very neglectful with our flowers so... maybe we should have a couple of orchids for color. Yours are so very lovely!!

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  7. When I lived by myself, my ritual was to go to either the Kitchener or St. Jacob's Farmer's Market every Saturday to buy myself fresh flowers. Umm...wonder why that does not happen any more? Would love to buy some orchids, but wonder if my many house spiders would attack them?

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  8. I've never tried orchids. Always thought they might be fussy plants. But it just may be that I'm too attentive. My outdoor flowers look great, and I think it's because Judy's husband has been watering them and I overdo the watering...
    Brenda

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  9. mmm lovely orchids! I have a lot around my house but they are only leaves.

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  10. Your orchids are wonderful! I always leer at them when I am at Lowe's and have yet to actually bring one home with me. Your post might be just the push I need! Kalanchoe is another good indoor bloomer that can take some inconsistency in attention.

    Thanks for your comments about the puppy. It is getting easier as time passes, and I still feel like I was able to give her a new lease on life, even though a permanent place in my house was not meant to be. My friend said she'll get adopted rather quickly due to her young age and sweet disposition. The cats who share my home are much happier since the puppy left. I am glad to hear you have a permanent new friend in your home-- he is most lucky to have you!

    A great big thank you to you for being a good friend.

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  11. Beautiful orchids. My Aunt was the orchid queen, everywhere inside and out. I have no luck with them and I tend to do OK with other plants inside, ah finicky!

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  12. Phaleanopsis are amazingly forgiving and sturdy, and those arching blooms do seem to last forever.
    Beautiful on the mantle!

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  13. Beautiful! And they're a great bargain considering they last for months.

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  14. I love the spotty patterned one. And I can't believe that a few posts ago you were photographing a bear - now that's something we never see in Australia!

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