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!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April Orchids

This cutie just opened up earlier this week. It's a blend of soft spring colors. See that little white packet in the pot. That's slow-release fertilizer wrapped up in a small piece of netting fabric. So, everytime I water the orchid it gets a little fertilizer. This is one of my "mom's ideas" (sorry for mentioning that mom!). And, since she told me about it our orchids look better than ever.
And, this orchid's name should be "faithful" because it blooms about every other month 'year round. I've had it for 20+ years, and I still get excited when I see new blooms on it.

The rest of the orchids are carryovers from March. They're still in bloom and still looking good. You can't beat phaleonopsis for their lasting blooms.


ChrisC and JonJ said...

Your orchids are stunning!

My Mother's Garden said...

Beautiful collection of orchids!

Meems said...

Very pretty, Susan. You do have quite a beautiful collection.

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