Thursday, March 8, 2012

everblooming valentine orchid

It has been more a year and the Phaleonopsis we bought on Valentine's Day last year is still blooming.  The bloom spike, unwound, measures 61 inches.

From orchids


From orchids

Bearss Groves is on my way home from work.  I stop there every week for fresh squeezed orange, or tangerine, or grapefruit juice.  Lately, they've also had Phaleonopsis orchids by the register, one for 8 dollars, or two for 15.  I cannot resist!  I've bought four of them in the last two weeks.  Maybe there will be another perpetual bloomer.

2 comments:

doreen said...

hello!
i found your patterns for bookmarks (about to start one)and i noticed you said you would welcome greetings on the blog.
i too am big on books, love growing stuff and knitting.
your orchids are absolutely stunning....and anywhere that there be dragons is good.
anyway, nothing particular further to say....just thanks for the pattern!
go well
doreen (ygdish at ravelry)

Leigh Myers said...

Thank you for your kind words, Doreen! We have stuff in common. I've been neglecting the blog of late, but plan to jump back into it soon with a new bookmark pattern and gardeny things. See you on Rav. - Leigh