Monday, February 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day February 2010

Hardly a blossom outside on this February GBBD, so we'll go indoors for photos today.

This Phalaenopsis orchid was a birthday gift from my coworkers last year, nearly 11 months ago. The stalk never withered after it bloomed, so I didn't cut it back; good thing, because it bloomed on the same stalk this year.
Phalaenopsis orchid

And these blooms are a Valentine's gift from my wonderful husband. I love the grass heart, don't you? Valentine's Day bouquet

I have one plant blooming outside: a four-nerve daisy. If the sun comes out, I'll try to post a shot.

Words and photos © 2009-2010 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

23 comments:

  1. Ah the bouquet is enchanting. The prettiest i have seen in a while. I could not pick your post because blotanical site is still not up.

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  2. Lovely Orchid and what an awesome gift from your husband!

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  3. I am in awe of you folks with the orchids. I wish I had the thumb for them.

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  4. Beautiful presentation. Our zone 8b gardens have very different climates. Must be the soil and the sun.

    Happy Bloom Day.

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  5. What a beautiful arrangement and the heart is so perfect. Happy bloom day. If an orchid blooms again I would say you have a green thumb.

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  6. Wow. I've never had an orchid bloom again on the same stalk. Maybe this year.
    Love that bouquet.

    Happy Bloom Day.

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  7. That's so interesting. I always cut the stalks off, maybe I'll reconsider. Beautiful bouquet as well.

    Happy bloom day!
    renate

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  8. The whole bouquet is beautiful, but the grass heart really sets it off.

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  9. The orchid is stunning! Good job getting it to rebloom!

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  10. aloha,

    what a celebration for bloom day, i love the orchids and that yellow phal is a real winner, very different color to typical phals...what a nice collection you have blooming today. I enjoyed reading your beautiful post today:)

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  11. Love the orchid. I was hoping mine would survive until Bloom Day so I could include it, but the blossom finally pooped out last week.

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  12. I love your orchid! Alas, I wasn't so lucky with mine though I treasured our time together. Yes, the heart is wonderful & future garden art!

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  13. A beautiful orchid! And I love the arrangement from your husband. Happy Bloom Day and a belated happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. So impressed with the orchid rebloom - I'm working on my first rebloom in history - we're still a few weeks away. Thanks for visiting my site - so nice to know you! Enjoy the onset of spring. Kelly

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  15. What a gorgeous bouquet! I've noticed those orchids will sometimes bloom on the old stalk so I always carefully look where to cut them back to. So far I've been lucky at guessing. But then I kill the plant eventually! :-P

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  16. I had no idea orchids would rebloom on the same satlk. How interesting. Love your flowers, ur husband is a sweetie.I don't blame you for staying inside to look for blooms. :)

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  17. Wow, that's a beautifully unique bouquet. And such a cheery yellow orchid!

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  18. I had an orchid that also bloomed off an old stalk. Almost immediately after the first bloom though. It was great. I had blooms for quite a while.

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  19. Hi there Caroline, that is a stunning orchid… love that grass heart too. You have me curious now on what a four-nerve daisy looks like.

    Thanks for popping by my blog. Wishing you a great week :-D

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  20. Me too, on the reblooming orchid. I had one where I cut the stalk off after flowering and one where I didn't. The one that I cut off took 2 years to bloom again. The one that I didn't cut is blooming (well, just as soon as the buds open) for the third time on the same stalk.

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  21. Wow! I had an orchid for 3 years. After the initial bloom it came with, it never flowered again. I guess I should have left the stalk on. Your husbands gift is awesome.

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