Everyday Ornate : Weekly Photo Challenge

Nothing is more ornate that the orchid growing out of a tree in my back yard right now.

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I leave it to it’s own devices, never fertilise it … hose it when I’m watering the pots nearby.

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Every year it presents a show of flowers from the first buds opening in September till the last flower falls in May.

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Yesterday, I counted 37 flower heads and 2 buds on its 2 spikes.

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A friend gave me this Phaleanopsis orchid as a memento when my mother died in September 2006. When I cast my eyes over its loveliness, I remember mum, our times together … all her hard work to raise us … and kindnesses.

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All text and photos by Meg. Story Twigs the Imagination! by Meg Philp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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12 thoughts on “Everyday Ornate : Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Dear Meg,

    Lovely photos! Don’t know how I missed this post! I just now found the button that will notify me of new comments via email, which is the second best thing to being notified by email when a new post comes out, but I can’t find a button for that.

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  2. Hey megteller2.wordpress.com,

    Gary here from PlantCareToday.com

    I’m emailing you today because we just updated our article on caring for Moth Orchids.

    While researching the article, I noticed you linked to:

    http://www.beautifulorchids.com/orchids/orchids_potted/phalaenopsis/phalaenopsis_care.html

    in your post here:

    https://megteller2.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/everyday-ornate-weekly-photo-challenge/

    Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis) are often the first experience an aspiring orchid grower may have with orchid care. This native of southeast Asia is one of the most beautiful, and long-blooming orchids available for homeowners.

    Review the article at:

    https://plantcaretoday.com/phalaenopsis-orchid-care.html

    Might make a great addition and resource to your page?

    All The Best,

    Gary
    PlantCareToday.com

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    • Thanks Gary. My orchid is needing some TLC right now. Tree it lives in was lopped and its leaves got sunburnt before I put shade cloth up! Useful article. Will link. Cheers Meg

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