Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

For my birthday I was given a beautiful orchid.  Now I just need to keep it alive!  I've done some reading on its care and it looks quite straight forward for the time being!




Until next time...

19 comments:

susan said...

Stunning photo! No advice from me on how to keep a plant alive. My plants mostly look so pathetic that people suggest a mercy killing might improve things.

Sandra said...

Beautiful orchid, I had one for Christmas which I think I might have managed to finish off :-( Trying to resurrect it at the moment, don't think it liked the bright sunshine on the windowsill! Good luck!

Lynda said...

I had two orchids as presents last year, and both are thriving. Mine like lots of light (they come from the tropics of course) so I have them on the window sill. They both have new flower shoots, so I must be doing somehting right!

Timi said...

You have got a beautiful flower!!!
I got an orchid last year and it's still living...:o)) and it's blooming :o)!!!
So I think your orchid will be just fine! :o)

Green Gourd Creations said...

I hope your birthday was as beautiful as this flower is!

I love your blog!

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous phalaenopsis! The flowers last forever. They are easy to grow, but just be careful with "overloving" it with tons of water.

Janet said...

Wow you take amazing pictures!! Happy Birthday!

Rosa said...

Wonderful orchid.Happy birthday!!

black bear cabin said...

what a lovely gift...and the photo is gorgeous too! :)

paula, the quilter said...

Such a beautiful moth orchid. Mine stopped blooming because it was getting too much air movement from the fans.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jane! Good Luck with your beautiful new treasure!

Katherine said...

Oh, pretty, pretty! You should be enjoying this beauty for a long time to come. Enjoy!

Katie said...

Lovely photo, lovely orchid! Best of luck with it. :-)

Ali said...

I've had one in flower for almost a year. I just leave it where on the windowsill and keep my fingers crossed. It has lasted so well, I did have to double check that it wasn't plastic!!!

Kim said...

The blooms last for a long time - making this one of my favorite plants. Seems like orchids thrive on bright indirect light and a little water now and then. Happy birthday. :-D

Janet said...

That's the exact same orchid I was given and so far I've managed to care for it quite well. They love the morning sun and not too direct and I feed mine regularly.

sewkatiedid said...

I have a friend that I always give choice words to that does nothing and her orchids just bloom.

Connie said...

It's so beautiful. :)
I'd never be able to grow them but they are stunning.
Connie (Cootie Bug Connie)

SewHappy.Me said...

I am not very good with indoor plants but I was given an orchid as a gift and it is the easiest plant I have ever had. The most important thing I was told (and it works) is not to over-water. I just put about half inch of water at the base of the plant about once a week and let it suck it up. Works a treat!