Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Friday, February 27, 2009

February Orchids

Most people use their patio furniture to dine outdoors but I use mine to display my orchids. This outside deck sits a little higher than our patio and I get a great shot of these orchids from my kitchen window. I get a chance to enjoy them and they are able to stay outside where they prefer it.
I didn't even know we had this little cutie. It has such a cheerful bloom in the midst of winter.
Here's one of my favorites - a green orchid. I love this orchid for its unusual green-colored flower and the frilly edge of the bloom. Green flowers are not all that common. I am lucky that this orchid blooms several times a year.

I found this orchid at Home Depot. It grows in regular garden soil and wants full sun. The more sun it gets, the more bloom spikes it produces. Down here it can bloom for 9 months out of the year.

This orchid is a good producer. As a matter of fact it bloomed just a couple of months ago, and has now put out a new spike of blossoms.





8 comments:

Connie said...

How lovely to view those pretty orchids from your window! It's hard not to have just a bit of zone envy. :-)

nancybond said...

I have orchid envy! :-) I hope my little fellow fares as well!

Sheila said...

Very pretty!

Gardeness said...

What a display. So many great colors. I too have orchid envy.

Susan said...

Connie...I do enjoy looking at them. I find myself looking out the window often throughout the day.

Nancy & Gardeness...I've never heard of "orchid envy" before (LOL). They do love our warm humid climate.

Sheila...Thank you!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a gorgeous collection of orchids. They look great perched on your patio furniture.

Susan said...

Lisa...Thanks. Yeah, I think they're okay there. It works for me!

Rusty in Miami said...

You have a nice collection of orchids; I can see why the green one is your favorite.

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