I love orchids and I guess they love me too. I must have the perfect setting and exposure. I have been collecting them for about ten years now and still have my first. I have ones from Home Depot, Ikea, expensive florists, and many from a lady in Martha's Vineyard who sells them at the farmer's market. Honestly, the ones from this woman are the best and do the best. When they bloom they last forever, and I mean months, and then they may lie dormant for a few months and start allover again. I fertilize them about three times a year and water them once a week. There are a few ways to water, one is just the ice cube slow melt and the other is a soak from the bottom up in a sink of lukewarm water. I do the later way the most. After you soak the container then you drain it in the sink until no more water is coming out. Once a week is plenty for an orchid, you don't want to over water.
I have some pictures of my gems, from blossoms, to new buds and stems.
This is just the beginning for this orchid, there are many more to come
Isn't this a lovely color combination?
Hope you can see the growth in the stems in the next few pictures.
Nice sturdy stems to bear beautiful orchids, in weeks to come.
Not a particular good shot, but can you see the white orchid and the new stem.
Another orchid and more sturdy stems
This is one of my favorites, a little smaller orchid, I think the flowers are so sweet.
More growth, I will have to update when all the stems are in full bloom ; )
So what else have I been up too. I have been stocking my Etsy shop with more crochet hooks. Much to my delight and amazement they are selling and everyone loves them. I am so happy they are loved and that they bring people happiness and joy. What a nice feeling to know people are enjoying something you have made and then making something that will also bring joy to others.
Here are some of my latest.
What else have I been up to, Reading, walking/running, and getting organized for 2013, and purging my wardrobe and stuff. Boy, is it hard for me to part with things but I am slowly trying to thin out and give away. After it is all said done, it really feels good! I am taking a drawer at a time and then a closet at a time until I am finished. I believe it will make my life simpler and have a freeing feeling once I am through. Plus I am hopeful that others will benefit with this effort also!!
How are all of you doing? I hope well. I am off to visit my mom this coming Monday, so I may not be able to keep up with all of you, BUT I will be thinking good thoughts! Thanks for popping in, oh, how I love your visits! Thanks for taking the time to comment and as always I'm thankful for all of you.