Thursday, 8 September 2011

My Orchid

I'm in love with orchids.


I rave about orchids to anyone who will stand still and listen to me.  I have three of them just now and I can't believe how easy they are to care for - just water them once a week and they're happy.  It seems that they bloom forever too.  What more can one ask for in a houseplant?  This little beauty lives in my computer room where I see it all the time and I get so much pleasure from it you wouldn't believe it!  Its colours are deep and vibrant and a pleasure to behold, especially on days like today when outside is plain old grey, wet and miserable.

I haven't linked up to Dayle for her weekly Simple Pleasures party for a few weeks but I'm getting back in the swing of things and am happy to be linking up today.



Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hi. I'm glad you linked up with Dayle and your orchids are beautiful..they look like velvet

Dayle said...

Kathleen, I love orchids, too, but never owned one. I didn't realize they are so easy to care for. I can't wait to get home and go orchid shopping. :)

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous!!I tried just once to keep one alive and failed. I think they are so beautiful.

Victoria said...

Do you mean my bedroom? x

Kay K said...

I must get one, love your picture

LDH said...

So beautiful! Lovely photo too! I agree... orchids require very little attention and continually send up spectacular flowers.

Happy to stop in for a visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Patti said...

Not only is the flower itself beautiful, but so is your photograph. (As one who is not good with a camera, I know all too well, that just because something looks pretty, it doesn't mean it will look pretty in a photo.)

I am amazed at how easy the orchid is to care for. Somehow, though, I expect it would die in my care. I pretty much have 2 brown thumbs. However, your "plug" for orchids just might encourage me to give them a try, believing that EVEN I could grow one.


Ms.Daisy said...

Gorgeous Orchids - gorgeous color. So vibrant and wonder you rave about them!


laughwithusblog said...

I'm getting back into the swing of things too. Our school schedule really helps with that, even though the summer was super fun!

Gayle said...

I am going to give one a try. They always seem so fragile to me I have never bought one!