Late winter a year ago I wrote a post about becoming a little stir crazy after being cooped up inside during a particular cold and snowy season longing for a little greenery. Orchids were the key to keeping my sanity at that time and a year later I get to enjoy the fruits of growing these orchids for the past year. Of course many would say that my orchid craze has caused insanity instead of cured it. A year later here are a couple of photos of those orchids.
What a contrast to last year. This time around the grass is green and the hyacinth are in full bloom.
Amazing how many different colors and textures of orchid flowers there are.
The ladyslipper orchids are probably my favorite. Especially when some of the petals curl as they do here.
There are so many colors in this one that it requires an inspection close up.
Now this orchid thing may be starting to get out of hand. They’re all over the house.
Even my perennial ladyslipper orchids are beginning to grow. I’m certainly looking forward to watching these grow and bloom this spring.
Another tropical ladyslipper orchid.
This orchid has such a great WOW! factor both as a whole plant and close up with each individual bloom.
If these don’t cure the winter time blues than I can only think of one other thing that can. A trip to a tropical destination where they grow wild.