Worth The Wait

photo I’ve been waiting patiently for nearly two months now for my South American orchid (odontoglossum/oncidium) to bloom.  And it was worth the wait.

When the light catches in the yellow rim of the outer petals, they seem to be glow.  photo


The other thing I’ve noticed is that these aren’t colors that I would have put together. The orchid obviously has its own color sense! The white-blotched petal is a dark fuchsia, but it’s definitely pink, while the smaller petals are a rich maroon that is almost a burnished brown. The reason they go together, of course, is that the intensity is the same. Dark with dark. These blooms are dramatic and unusual, and I love looking at them.photo

So I stand by my previous recommendation.  Orchids make great long-lived houseplants.  Try one and see for yourself.

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3 Responses to Worth The Wait

  1. Angie Mc says:

    You made it, Faith! Happy and beautiful spring 🙂

    • Yes! I’m so looking forward to getting out in the garden. Lots of clean up to do. But tulips are peeking out of the ground and it’s all looking good! Thanks for the encouragement, Angie.

      • Angie Mc says:

        Oh…I miss tulips, but my husband will purchase a bunch for me from time to time 🙂 You are most welcome, Faith. Will you encourage me through the Sonoran Desert summer, lol?

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