Thursday, January 29, 2009

Orchids at the Door


One of the best things about living in our climate is that cymbidium orchids grow freely, with little to no care except for watering. They will do better if fertilized, but as you can see by these that are blooming in an urn by our front door, they put on a show in January regardless. I love cymbidium orchids and buy new ones for indoors every year and then they go out into the garden or deck and live quite contently.

6 comments:

Susan Tomlinson said...

Lovely! I like the cymbidiums, too. How lucky you are to have them in your garden.

nancybond said...

Yes, how lucky you are, Sheila -- and how lucky to have the climate in which to grow them so well.

Darla said...

HOw lucky you are and the orchids are so pretty. Does it ever get chilly where you live?

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Oh my, those cymbidiums are gorgeous!

Cameron

Sheila said...

Darla, Yes, it gets chilly, but that's about it. Never really cold. At the coldest the nights get to the low 40's or high 30's and that is only for a couple weeks out of the year. The coldest the days ever get are the high 50s but most of the time it is between 60 and 80 degrees.

andré said...

I finally got my Cymbidium to flower again after four or five years... Of course, the climate in Sweden is rather different from yours...