Last July I was given a cymbidium orchid plant.
Prior to that, I had never tried to grow an orchid plant outdoors here in Northern California.
The orchid is in a plastic pot, growing in mostly filtered light under two large tree ferns.
I have never given the orchid fertilizer, but made sure that during the drier months it was watered.
It just was producing some long leaves until now.
Imagine my surprise a couple of weeks ago when I looked out the bedroom window to the backyard and noticed this cluster of blossoms growing on a spike the plant had shot up.
It must be enjoying the spring rain.
And here is the spike with buds growing out of the orchid plant protected by tree ferns.