Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Holiday Garden

One of the things I love about this time of year is the fact that it is full of blooms at my house! These plants really don't require a lot of care and I love it when they reward me with flowers. Here is what's in bloom at my house today.

I have two orchids in bloom with another one on the way. This first one is an oncidium. The blooms stay open a very long time. The first flower opened in the middle of October and I still have 12 flowers left on two stems. I bought this plant about 10 years ago.

This orchid is a cattleya. It just opened this week. I got this plant as a gift 7 years ago. I don't really know how old it is. It has five other flowers on it besides these three.

This orchid is called Brassavola Nodosa. What I like best about it is the fragrance. It only scents at night! When daylight comes, you can't smell anything.  A few hours after nightfall, the whole rooms smells sweet! It should open in a few days. This plant is about 11 years old.

This is what it will look like when it opens. I got this picture from Wikipedia. 

I also have cactus in bloom. This plant is 25 years old.

This cactus is 11 years old. The pot has two separate cactus plants in it. One has this pretty salmon color flowers and the other has white flowers. Most of the white ones haven't opened yet. They should soon.

This is a flamingo plant. It is still a baby. It is only about a year old.

You could easily have these plants blooming at your house too! You can find cactus plants everywhere this time of year. I walk by orchids at the home improvement stores all the time. None of these plants require direct sunlight, so it makes them easy to grow. Purchase small plants and they will be very inexpensive!

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my 'holiday blooms'! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

To help eliminate spam on this blog, your comment will be moderated.