Saturday, February 23, 2013

What's Bloomin'~ Orchids and Christmas Cactus(still!)

 The orchids are finally opening! The buds have been forming for months now and they are finally opening, just when i need flowers around here the most! All of the orchids i have here are Phalaenopsis . They are fairly easy to keep happy. The secret is not to over do it. Not too much sun, not too much water. They like to find their place on your windowsill and then stay there.

 They like a fine mist sprayed over them here and there, especially in the dry house in Winter. And they are definitely liking my home grown "Black Gold" i applied to their pots after i harvested a fresh batch.
 I have two more orchids getting ready to bloom, and one of them i know is yellow and purple. The other is a mystery! I bought it as a rescue off the sale rack at Lowes this past Summer. We'll see what color it will be when it opens!

And here is the BIG surprise! My Christmas Cactuses are STILL blooming big time! Again, the ONLY thing i did differently this year from all others is, i topped their potting soil off with my Black Gold (worm poo) and they are all bloomin away! Pinks and reds,corals and peach...It's lovely. I'll have to thank my little worker worms down there with a special treat...Maybe bring them some strawberry tops that i usually give to the guinea pig girls...







6 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Here is a sentence I never thought I would utter in my lifetime - I wish I had some worm poo, LOL!
Lynne x

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

By the way, your orchids are so pretty.

Mare said...

Thank you sister...Oh and by the way, i'd send you some if i didn't think it was illegal to send that kind of thing Internationally! HA!

Paula said...

*haha* Worm-Poo! I never thought I would say it either, Lynne!
Your orchids are gorgeous, Mare~ and the Christmas Cactus always makes me think of my mom because she had a couple of them that bloomed on and off all year. ((HUGS))

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I know - we would both be crocheting together in prison :)

Mare said...

HA!