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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Orchids for Everyday


You are looking at a Dtps. Leopard Prince Star orchid, which is not blooming in a conservatory, but in my humble kitchen.

I received this lovely flower from my husband as a gift and it is a wonder. I have taken several photos of the flowers and as each bud opens fully, I am recording that too.

I used to be afraid to purchase orchids because I thought they were too fragile for my gardening skills, so the only time we saw them was in nosegays. But things have changed. I saw rows of orchids on sale at our local grocery store last week (see below). The price was reasonable, and they are so gorgeous that it's a great way to brighten up the gloom of winter. There's nothing to be afraid of, just enjoy.

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