Friday, August 17, 2012

Flowers for Friday: Oscar's Orchid



I've never been an Orchid fan. They have always seemed like a slightly creepy flower. Then when Oscar was born, we were given this beautiful Phalaenopsis as a gift by my grandparents. Now, I'm completely enamoured. This is the first sprig of flowers in two years. Stunning, no?

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  1. I love these orchids, my absolute fave. Did you really keep this plant? Did it grow this new sprig? In the past I have always put them in the bin? Love your sister's front doors and ceiling. Inner west? Happy birthday to Oscar. Roberta

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    1. Noooo ... don't put them in the bin. They're alive. Of course they keep growing. And they are pretty low maintenance too.

      My sister isn't in the inner west. Used to be and would like to be again one day.

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  2. I'm a bit late to the orchid fan club too.
    I've always found them beautiful, but a little bit, I don't know...blah.
    I noticed some just like Oscar's in the nursery the other day - its flowers remind me of clouds and I'm also quite fond of it's leaves. Didn't buy one, though now I'm wishing I did.

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    1. What a lovely way to describe the flowers - little clouds - makes them even more beautiful.

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  3. Hi- gave you a wee award over at my blog. Hope that is ok- no pressure to do it and sorry if you have had one before. Hope all well with you, Jo xx
    http://bindsyoutome.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/kind-award.html

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  4. Oooh, I have just bought myself one of these orchids!! Love them! Do you have any tips about keeping them healthy? Do you have to cut them?
    And love the Blog!! I miss Marrickville! I'm grew up in Sydenham xo

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    1. Aren't they beautiful? I'll be honest - I don't know much about them. Just feeling very lucky I haven't killed it.

      Ours is in a small pot filled with bark chips which sits on top of pebbles within a larger pot. We probably water it fortnightly, but then leave a bit of water in the bottom, for extra humidity. I was told not to get the leaves wet ... don't know why.

      Thank you. Glad you love the blog.

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