Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ORCHIDS-MUST BE THE SEASON

LOOK AT THE BUDS GETTING READY FOR MORE FLOWERS WONDER OF WONDERS
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THIS ONE IS CALLED A GROUND ORCHID AND WILL GROW ON POTS AND BLOOM ALL YEAR LONG , AND COME IN MANY COLORS.









Last year Ciejay and I went to the Chai Thai Fair , displaying lots of veggies and flowers,trees, and plants and a wide variety of orchids ,I have a small amount of green thumbism but not a lot, and have had somewhat, ok luck with plants and flowers , but I have never tried my hand at orchids . My Brother Jim ,in America had a orchid room when he lived in Flordia ,before retireing to Tenn.He told me there was nothing to it, and I had the Thai weather on my side which is a plus.. So" what the heck," can you believe it,a lady sold me 4 for 100 baht and I have had them hanging on my front porch, around a pole for a year and all of a sudden they have all bloomed and I'm in ORCHID HEAVEN it has to be the season , I can't stop looking at them and , enjoying them and have took lots of pictures and sent to friends in the US and they are all jealous , let me say here and now "the success of these orchids have nothing to do with my green thumb" , the only thing I have done is to spray water on them every day or two when watering my other plants Mother nature does the rest, along with their strong will to live , and yes they do have a strong will, and can severe, when most plants would just give up and die. .Do you have any orchids around your homes ???? if not ,give them a try , the flowers bloom for almost a month and take hardly, no up-keep at all. I am so proud of them and I,m sure you will feel the same way when yours bloom.
I am including lots of pictures hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy taking pictures of them. If you ever get over to Whang Pho , I have also learned how to divide them and would be more than happy to share with you . HAPPY ORCHID GROWING TO YOU. Malcolm

5 comments:

Talen said...

Absolutely beautiful photos Malcolm.

I love taking pictures of orchids in Thailand and could do so daily. I tried bringing some back home to grow last trip but the best I could manage to do was kill them.

Mike said...

Malcolm as you know my favourite Thai plants. Mine aren't flowering at the moment so I have moved some to get more sun.

Are yours in full sun or shade?

Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said...

Talen thanks for stopping by and thanks for the good comment about pictures .

Mike . I have saw pics of your orchids before ana ,gave me the desire to try , and mine are all by luck , but doing great as you can see . they get sun 1/2 of the day indirect most of the time ,but direct for about 2-1/2 hours . thanks for the read

Camille said...

Hi Malcolm,

Those orchids make for some good pix indeed and are lovely to have in any garden, easy to maintain as well.

MJ Klein said...

impressive display of wonderful orchids, Malcolm. you've got to give yourself a bit more credit than that ;)