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April 6, 2016 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Orchid Surprise

Orchid

Almost wordless: Apparently orchids thrive on neglect. After my mini-orchid finished blooming two years ago, I put it in the garden window and pretty much forgot about it. I never repotted it or fertilized it and only watered it a couple of times a month. I thought it was dead. And then – surprise! Flowers.

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  1. Beth F / Apr 6 2016 5:34 am

    That’s the only way plants live in my house: semi-arid conditions and general neglect. Beautiful bloom.

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  2. readerbuzz / Apr 6 2016 5:42 am
  3. Diane / Apr 6 2016 6:27 am

    Gorgeous💕My orchids at work were flowering all the time, but since I retired no so much. I just don’t have the same amount of sun at home for them.

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  4. Beth Hoffman / Apr 6 2016 7:00 am

    I love surprises from nature!

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  5. BermudaOnion / Apr 6 2016 7:59 am

    Gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at orchids. I could do it, too, if they all thrived on neglect.

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  6. Suzy Godfrey / Apr 6 2016 9:13 am

    Good to know…and I always thought they were hard to grow!

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  7. Suko / Apr 6 2016 3:09 pm

    A beautiful surprise!

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  8. Les in NE / Apr 7 2016 2:20 pm

    How lovely! I’ve only had one orchid and it didn’t do too well. I probably over-watered the poor thing. Beautiful photograph!

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