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Friday Orchid Blogging

Despite my reputation as the Grim Reaper of Gardening — I can kill a geranium — I am able to keep orchids alive.  You might remember that back in May I won an orchid at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden car show.  It did okay in the kitchen window, but it became obvious that it needed to be liberated from its plastic container.  I had an empty orchid hanging basket left over from a long-departed philodendron, so I cleaned it out, put some orchid bark in it, and moved the dendrobium out to a branch on the north side of a hibiscus where it will get some shaded sun and plenty of air and rain.

Let’s see how it does.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Trophy Orchid

Yesterday I took the Pontiac to a car show at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.  It was selected as the best in show for 1980’s cars and the trophy was this lovely orchid.

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The photo was taken in close-up while the orchid posed on my kitchen counter in front of the window that overlooks the back patio.  Unlike the impression the photo gives, it’s not six feet tall.

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