Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Rebloom

The orchids live happily in the north window of the breakfast room on an old game table. their bloom lasts a long time and whether it's summer or winter it is nice to have bloom indoors. Our orchids are keepers -- we don't buy them just for the bloom and once gone, they're gone. They become part of the family. And often, they will rebloom.

Like this pretty splotched burgundy/purple and white one. Bought for it's coloring which was so unusual a couple of years ago. It's rebloom is as pretty as it was when we first bought it.
A pink "butterfly" orchid clip holds the stalk to the post so that the orchid doesn't sprawl all over.

Posts and clips are kept near the orchids in a vase on the floor -- ready to be used whenever the orchids bloom.

It's Pink Saturday so please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely orchids. Wish you could have seen the beautiful ones at the research center that is not far from here. They were awesome. Hope they are still doing the research on them.
Have a great day!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Ann said...

These are truly beautiful. Glad they like living at Linderhof. Happy Pink Saturday.

Gracie Jewellery said...

Beautiful orchids. So elegant and graceful. Happy Pink Saturday.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your orchids are just gorgeous. I have tried and tried to grow them, no luck. Yours are beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

What a lovely orchid, Martha. You take such wonderful care of things. I'm not surprised it rebloomed in your care. I hope the day treats you well. Blessins...Mary

Pondside said...

That inspires me, Martha. We have orchids too, long past their blooming, and live in hope that they will bloom again. Maybe.........

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Martha, I am green with the entrance to your home it is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by....Julian

Bernideen said...

These are lovely! I gave up - I kill them all!

BumbleVee said...

whey you mention about the clips and posts being kept nearby for when they bloom..do you mean you take off the clips in between blooming? do you cut back the stems? my little guy is just losing its blossom now after I have had it for a few months.... now what to do? I must Google orchids and check it out...but, if you have suggestions...I'm all ears.....