Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ORCHID RESCUE



Several months ago I visited one of our garden centers.
This Orchid was on their "sale" or throw away pile and had "bugs".
It had three stems loaded with buds.
I couldn't resist the temptation to save it.
This is my reward....





It looked like this with the three stems and buds.
Now it has started to bloom and I no longer see signs of infestation.


I usually don't have a lot of luck with orchids but
what the heck??
These had a really good start..
You can see the other buds starting to bloom as well.






My cottage gets a lot of sun and my humidifier is running.

The previous nursery owners would have treated these plants , 
made them healthy and then sold them.
Today, it seems, everything is disposable....

My Christmas/Easter cactus is blooming as well.
They must be happy.





13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Missy! Your orchid is lovely.. So glad it survived and is doing well. Have a happy day!

CatTales said...

The orchid is so pretty! I have never grown orchids. I love your cactus, too. I know you enjoy these colorful blooms during the bleak winter days!

Diane said...

Good for you! Gorgeous!

September Violets said...

I like your title ;) You certainly have been rewarded with this beautiful orchid. Good for you for giving this plant a second chance. I've never tried them myself. My MIL once picked up an African violet stem that got broken off at the gardening store and took it home to root. It became a beautiful big plant eventually. My Christmas cactus also had a second bloom, and they're just now starting to fade.
Wendy

NanaDiana said...

I have never seen an orchid quite like that color wise. It is beautiful, Missy. Good for you for rescuing it.

My Christmas/Easter cactus is blooming, too. lol I didn't realize it would bloom at Easter. xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

I hope my comment went through -it looks like it disappeared....

Junebug said...

How pretty. You must have the touch! They have a short life at my house, ha-ha! I'm sure enjoying all the color that is popping in the yard. Enjoy your day!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

how delightful, to have a "green thumb." I do not! -gigggles-

ahhhh yes! everything is disposable in today's world. it is really a crime. and silly too. and un-wise.

just look at the acres of garbage we are piling up, to get rid of all our disposables. -sigh-

gentle hugs,
Tessa~

Joyful said...

Hello Missy, your orchids are absolutely lovely.

Beverly Frankeny said...

Lovely....great save!

Susie said...

Missy, It's so pretty. What did you do to get rid of the bugs? I love orchids, but I have never bought real ones. Hope you are not going to be in the path of this next storm. I am ready for spring and sunshine. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

wow, i love the orchid. my christmas cactus ... always blooms at the weirdest moments. i am not sure why or how it decides when to do so? i think i will call mine a whatever it feels like blooming kind of cactus. ha. ha!! have a nice day!! so rainy here. calling for ice and snow. ( :

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You have a green thumb! Beautiful!