Look closely, a bit below and to the left of center, at the photo above and you will see a stem of orchids pushing its zigging and zagging way into the light of day.
You know how it is with orchids. Someone brings you one as a gift, it blooms, seemingly forever and when the flowers fade it gets relegated to some obscure spot where it will be neglected into oblivion. This one landed on the corner of Richard’s desk. My first clue that something was afoot: the single stem lined with buds. When questioned, R admitted to having watered it about once a month.
Here it is today, relocated to the living room, where we can enjoy it as long as it chooses to grace us with blossoms. R is henceforth designated orchid custodian of our household. Join Anna (Flutter and Hum), the self-designated custodian of Wednesday Vignettes.
Oh, what a striking flower that is! Good for R for watering it.
I should have known…he hates to see anything die, right down to herding flies out of the house.
Good choice for a vignette. That’s a beautiful orchid! I think I’ll have to invest in one again this year to get me through the winter. 😉
They do bloom and bloom when nothing else will…and still seem exotic.
I have the same experience with orchids, although the majority of mine land somewhere outside, where they’re largely forgotten and left to the mercy of mother nature. It’s always a delightful surprise – and seemingly something of a miracle given our rain totals – to find one blooming. Yours (an Oncidium?) is a beautiful color mix.
Is that what it is? Now that orchids are available at grocery outlets, they seldom come with identification.
I need an orchid keeper in my house. I’ve never managed to get them to rebloom. You have a gorgeous one there.
I think a certain amount of benign neglect is the secret but I can never get the balance right.
Fabulous flower, they last for ages, I have an orchid flowering that has been showing off for over two months now! 🙂
I hope this one will hang on that long…love the colors.
A truly gorgeous orchid. I love the mix of colors in the splotches and background.
Me too…so nice when a gift-giver nails your taste preferences.