top of page

Orchid surprise in the backyard

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.

join us

 for the 


Recipe Exchange @ 9pm!

bees in the bay breeze

For years I have been sharing ideas, gardening tips and recipes  with family, friends and colleagues.

And now I'd like to share them with you!

Read More About me
Tag Cloud
Follow Me
bottom of page