Thursday, 8 September 2011

My Orchid

I'm in love with orchids.

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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.

Kathleen.

10 comments:

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.

Blessings,
Patti

Ms.Daisy said...

Gorgeous Orchids - gorgeous color. So vibrant and lovely...no wonder you rave about them!




~Jean

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!