Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I Saw Them First!



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I am stalking my own plants and flowers. I love them, I call them "my green babies". For me, they are silent pets: lovable, quiet, understanding, full of life, moody, different in preferences and personality.
Each time one of my silent pets is about to bloom, I'm stalking it day and night. I can go check up on it every 10 minutes (maybe something has already changed!). When I see the first bud, it's a national holiday in my home. And when the first flower opens to the world, I give a baby shower :))))



Actually, I was the first to see my orchids bloom again, for the fifth year in a row. Not bad for these beauties who tend to "sneeze" if they catch a hint of a draft, a ray of light a little too hot or if they miss their misty shower for more than a week! Just as I was doing the happy dance in the bedroom where the orchids were, I had the most terrible accident. With all the excitement about the new flowers and the preparations for this mini photo shoot, I broke one of the strains:(((((((((



But, after a little sobbing, pulling my hair out and screaming at my boyfriend, I remembered a little tip from a florist friend of mine. So I chose a really pretty blue vase, poured in some water and a little bit of orchid fertilizer  Problem solved! Orchids are in fact parasite plants and they are able to adapt to all sorts of conditions, so they will last a long time even in the vase. Click here to see some more "I saw it first" posts!

36 comments:

  1. Oh, sooooo beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Vesna, I guess the orchids make any home feel royal!

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  2. so gorgeous, love orchids. i think the fact that you see your plants as "silent pets" is probably why they do so well. there are so many studies that show plants thrive on love, without they will wilt, just like us.

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    1. I've already proven that, Christine, when I was only 12. I used to read pages from my diary to a stubborn cactus who wouldn't grow - after a few months of intimate confessions it grew 10 times bigger and even after 24 years it lives in my parents' home!

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    1. Thank you very much, Katie :) Do you receive the replies now?

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    1. Thank you very much - orchids make me smile with their beauty every day!

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  5. oh my God!!!!! They're so wonderful!
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  6. Really pretty Meeha, you do so well with your plants, I do not have a green thumb but my parents sure did:)

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    1. For me it's the opposite, my mom never had time to care for the plants and so I always wanted pretty flowers in my pots!

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  7. Beautiful! I have no luck with the reblooming thing... so sad :(

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    1. Don't give up, Anne, I found that a little research on the internet can give you many options to try again :)

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  8. Now, I have seen them too! :D Gorgeous pictures! Turquise lookes lovely to the rest! Lucky plants you have! You really have green fingers! :) I like flowers too. I soon will sow some seeds!

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    1. You are lucky to have a garden, Lisa, you joy must be immense when the flowers are blooming :)

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  9. I just love orchids. My husband gave me one for our anniversary a few years ago. It only bloomed for two years though, not five like yours, WOW! Stunning plants. :)

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    1. Thank you, Erica, I must confess that re-blooming the orchids came after tons of research on the internet :D

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  10. Wow, five years, that's a looong time! As always, BEAUTIFUL pictures!

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    1. Thank you so much, Christina! Unfortunately this year I need to re-pot the orchids and I am completely scared to do it.

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  11. beautiful orchids, meeha!
    I can't picture you screaming at your BF, haha ;P

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    1. While I am not proud of doing this, I practice (low voice) nagging and rolling my eyes sometimes. And then I apologize.

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  12. I'm in awe that you can make your orchids rebloom! I just can't seem to keep alive flowers that don't need a lot of water!

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    1. Well, I just wanted to have my own in-house garden, so I tried, I failed, I researched the internet and tried again... and again :)

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  13. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3


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    1. Thank you for visiting, I'm heading over to your blog right now :)

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  14. These orchids are so pretty!I have a yellow one and is bloomed too :-)

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    1. Oh, please share your yellow orchid with us! I am jealous, yellow is my favorite color and I never had a yellow orchid...

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  15. Orkidér is so beautiful and it's not that hard to make them and bloom again

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    1. Yes, indeed, if you let the orchids rest naturally for a while they will bloom again :)

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  16. So beautiful! I just love the turquoise. I do love Orchids and had one that was just lovely...I didn't know you could make them bloom again, I should have talked with you :)

    I hope you are doing well!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! Making orchids bloom is fairly easy. After all the flowers are gone, cut the rod from the first node and put the orchid in a cool dark place away from drafts. Water it very little once a week. After 3-6 months of natural "hibernation" the orchid will spike a new rod. Pay attention not to kill the plant with too much or not enough water :)

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  17. Hi Michaela, so amazing photos and such lovely green babies :-) you really got a green talent! I don't why, but my orchids only blooms 2, and after that no more flowers. But hey I got yours too admire! Have a wonderful weekend dearest and thank you for your positive spirit and kindness!

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    1. You know, Mette, sometimes I had only 2 flowers on one orchid, too, and after that... nothing for many months... the secret is to not give up on the plant and to cherish it, perhaps it will come to a better energy and bloom again :)

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  18. I love Orchids! What patience you have to take care of them, but oh so worth it when they bloom! Thanks for visiting my blog! Keep on blooming!

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    1. Thank you so much for returning the visit and for the sweet comment - I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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