Jun 11, 2011

Orchid Blooms

My lone orchid plant surprised me with two blooming sticks when I returned home after vacation. It was a pleasant sign, the orchid sticks swaying a warm welcome to me. It is the Dendrobium Phalaenopsis variety.


The plant is now two years old, has a good growth and seems to be overflowing from the pot. I am often tempted to re-pot and make two plants out of it, but lack the expertise to do it. And moreover I have read orchids resent repotting. I am planning to wait for another year and re-pot it only if the growth unbalances the pot.


It is three weeks now, and the flowers in my vase look fresh as if cut from plant just now.


35 comments:

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-FOTOGRAFIE said...

Dear Indrani,

beautiful flowers, congratulations ....

Many greetings from Switzerland

Hans-Peter

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-FOTOGRAFIE said...

Dear Indrani,

beautiful flowers, congratulations ....

Many greetings from Switzerland

Hans-Peter

Joop Zand said...

So BEAUTIFUL....great work Indrani.

Greetings, Joop

Linda Makiej said...

What a beautiful orchid!!

Anya said...

You have also green fingers :-)
(just like me ;)

Its a welcome home surprise
for taking care of the past year.
Orchids can bloom very often
year after year :)))

Yours is BEAUTIFUL

Lui said...

Oh I kindda miss my orchid like that. I am also featuring another orchid variety we have.

Pietro said...

Very nice pictures of the orchid! Pleasant background too.

EG Wow said...

What a fantastic surprise! It's such pretty orchid.

Sridharan said...

Beautiful..!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous orchid, I love those colors. I would be afraid to repot it too.

Luna Miranda said...

it's beautiful! this lights up a room, i'm sure.

kanak7 said...

Gorgeous blooms! I hope they keep on blooming year after year...!:)

Gauri Gharpure said...

Read it's very hard to grow orchids! So double congratulations, for the feat and the flowers.. :)

Ever Green Tree said...

Wow! These Orchids can brighten up my day.... everyday, any day. Lovely.

Trotter said...

Hi Indrani! With the long weekend here in Lisbon (four days off...), I finally manage to stroll around Blogosphere...
Lovely! I adore orchids, having been born in an island full of them... ;)
Blogtrotter Two is visiting some beautiful villages... Enjoy and have a splendid Sunday!!

LauraX said...

so beautiful Indrani...what good fortune that these orchids are of such lasting bloom for you.

slommler said...

So beautiful! The color is amazing!
Hugs
SueAnn

Leovi said...

I like these orchids, beautiful photos. Have a good Sunday.

Anu said...

Beautiful!!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wow what a lovely color. We call them spikes not sticks here lol. I have an Orchid today too.

ester said...

They're gorgeous!

My entry.

Denise said...

That is a very nice sight to be welcome home to. Orchids are so delicate and these are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing them.

Xavi said...

It's such pretty orchid.
Thanks for stopping by.
Love you, Idrani

Tes said...

Lovely orchids, Indrani! So fresh!

Hilary said...

Wow.. they're beautiful.. and that's an amazing post-cutting life.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful orchid.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are beautiful!!

NatureFootstep said...

such a lovely flower. :)

Pat said...

I love how orchid blossoms last for such a long time. Yours are gorgeous in their deep red and white splendor.

SandyCarlson said...

Your orchids are beautiful. Your photos are like paintings.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, I love Orchids.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful orchid, Indrani!

Ash said...

Gorgeous blooms, Indrani!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Great blooms and a lovely surprise.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a very beautiful colour! It looks wonderful!