Guilty Pleasure – Orchids by Pepper PhillipsPosted: November 9, 2014 | |
Once a month I attend a writer’s meeting. Of course, I have to drive thirty miles to the ‘big’ town. While there I do errands and one of those is to visit Kroger’s Supermarket. They carry items there that I could only wish for in my local stores.
One item they do carry is flowers. Now, I love flowers, but they die so quickly, so I purchase an orchid if one appeals to me. I know I’ll have blooms for the next month or more.
I have one that is still blooming, but it began to lose its flowers and it was time for a new one. When I saw this beauty I was in awe! It’s called a Blue Orchid.
Yes, it looks black in the front. The whole front was black, but then the blue began to pop out.
But it’s the back that is outstanding. Here is what it looks like.
What a surprise!
Here’s another photo showing both sides at once.
Here is the one that is losing its blooms.
Here is the one that came before this one.
The cost? Usually they are around fifteen dollars. The Blue Orchid was twenty-seven. But I couldn’t resist. I had to have it.
When they stop blooming, I put them in a sunny room and hope that they will bloom again next year. I have a friend and she gets her to bloom every year. I’ve never been successful, but I’m following all the advice that I’ve found on the web and purchased some Orchid Food, so I’m optimistic.
When I had a baby shower in my house in June, the above orchids were in the ‘company’ bathroom. I really think that they class it up.
So, it’s a guilty pleasure, but better than the dark chocolate I love to eat. When I see them, it perks me up for the day. And aren’t we supposed to be happy?
Do any of you grow orchids? Do you get them to rebloom? And if so, what’s your advice?