Sunday, 19 October 2014
Orchid: Not Killed Yet
I am so pleased to report that I have not killed the orchid Hubby gave me last Valentine's Day. I was afraid that I would and I very nearly did. After a beautiful blooming period, it seemed to lapse into some kind of withering state that almost ended its existence. I didn't know what to do but everything I read seemed to indicate the degree of light might have something to do with its slow demise. So I moved it from the bedroom to the living room and what do you know, it went right back to producing buds which are now opening in turn and providing a beautiful little show again. I have not given it any fertilizer and it is still just sipping daintily on its requisite three ice cubes a week.
Here it is in the big bow window which provides lots of light but not much in the way of direct sunlight. Beside it I have
The gardening focus has switched now to indoor plants; everything with its season.