Thursday, 21 October 2010

A TRUE BEAUTY

Some of you may know that I became hooked on Moth Orchids (paleanopsis) last year after receiving a gorgeous cerise one on Mothers Day from my son. My collection grew to number 10 in total. However, I lost one on holiday this year and it therefore remained in Brixham - the lucky thing .
Whilst in Devon I visited Paradise Orchids at Newton Abbott, Chelsea Flower show winners, for information on their keep. However, I was really lucky to be able to speak to one of the nursery men who gave me lots and lots of professional advice on their upkeep.
I took all my plants with me when we went down south, as leaving them for 4 weeks was not a good idea, so when I returned to the motorhome I immediately examined the 'nine' and found one was not happy according to the information just gleaned. Unfortunately, that plant is still in a 'coma' and it is looking less and less likely that it will survive, in fact, it may have already passed over!
On a much brighter note, I just want to share this true beauty with you. It has produced 11 perfect flowers which are almost pure white. What a dream to look at.


I hope you like it.

4 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Oooooooooooooo that is lovely! And lucky you, getting to speak to experts :D. I keep a cold house... meaning my house is on the cold side (that's why why have winter clothes like sweaters and warm socks lol). But sadly it keeps me from keeping beta fish, birds or orchids. On the plus side, the power company doesn't get alllll our money lol. Thanks for sharing! It really brightened my day :D

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous! I was given a pink one but the flowers have now gone....hoping it will spring to life with a new batch just as nice as yours in the near future
xoxo Sioux
P.S. Managed to make it to work today!

Hels Sheridan said...

Beautiful orchid Joanne... my MIL has loads of them too... she gave one to me but Alfie decided to chew it and he ended up at the vet with a big blister on his lip... vet said they are poisonous to puddytats... anyways... hope the comatose one wakes up!! x

Gez said...

Beautiful Joanne. Thank You for sharing. Ooooh, you really do have magic fingers.xxxx