Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Orchids

The orchids are thriving
They are thriving. This is the third time they bloomed since we moved here.
But the stems are getting a bit shorter each time. Who knows why.

19 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Margie Oomen said...

maybe it is with all that fresh mountain air and gorgeous surroundings that you are getting taller:)
Your children sure are.

6/19/2010 8:29 PM  
Anonymous felicity said...

Your home looks so beautiful!
Cheers!

6/19/2010 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

Very pretty! They are beautiful flowers.

6/19/2010 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Que maravilla....!!!! impresionante tu blog... tienes una creatividad admirable y contagiosa, tus obras son muy alegres y llenas de vida... felicidades...!

Martin Ceja

6/19/2010 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orchids are beautiful,they do very will.I also have many orchids and i am happy that you love them too.

6/19/2010 10:30 PM  
Blogger GOSIA said...

I love how you arrange your still-lives.

6/20/2010 1:33 AM  
Blogger Lorelei said...

What do you do with them once they lose all their blooms, just let em wait it out? Does it mean they're dead? I got a few for my birthday and they had lots of blooms on them then but now, there is one bloom left!

6/20/2010 4:37 AM  
Anonymous The Muse of The Day said...

I find that orchids are the ballerina's of the house plants ... ever so delicate, but their presence always stands out. I have found that mine have had seasons of bloom. Mine always are grateful if I mist them (roots & leaves) with plenty of fresh water. They also make slow release fertilizer for orchids...they are like little beads that you tie up in an old stocking (I use pieces of black stockings & tie it up to the size of a ping pong ball or a little smaller). Tucked under and amongst the roots, they release a bit of fertilizer when you mist them.

6/20/2010 5:36 AM  
Blogger Bluebird Russian said...

who loves orchids? I do!!!!! I should get one soon since I can't get a dog.

6/20/2010 7:58 AM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

Such a beautiful corner of your home. Those orchids are amazing.

6/20/2010 10:34 AM  
Blogger Brittney Harmon said...

How do you keep them from dieing... I'm terrible with them... they're gorgeous!

6/20/2010 6:01 PM  
Blogger Judy Hartman said...

Gennine,
I've spent time this weekend reading your blog from the beginning to the present. What stands out to me is your joy in creating, and your amazing talent. Even my husband sat with me as we oooo-d and ahhhh-d over your birds, flowers, and unbelievable imagination. Thank you for sharing your vision on your blog. You are a tremendous inspiration and bring a lot of joy and beauty to the world.
And your orchids are gorgeous!!

6/20/2010 7:34 PM  
Blogger Tabuena arts central said...

Lovely place & flowers...very inspiring...cheers

6/20/2010 10:59 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

You are SO talented..so inspiring. We (my daughter and I) love your work! : )

6/20/2010 11:35 PM  
Blogger Anne Keane said...

how pretty - I love how the sun is seeping into the room!

6/21/2010 6:11 AM  
Blogger Jill Wignall said...

This picture made me smile. I have two orchid plants in front of a big picture on my mantel, just like in this picture. One isn't looking so good but the other is thriving! : )

6/21/2010 11:57 AM  
Blogger Gray said...

Ah. Orchids... isn't it funny the more you ignore them the better they are? I was given two and I am very fond of them.... if I love them too much they threaten to die on me.. so I have to growl at them and splosh water over them/ mist them while hurling insults about work. Seems to work. Flower abuse. Also maybe the shorter stems are from the light? Lack of or too much?

6/26/2010 3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so lovely......would make a lovely painting. Everything complements the large painting. Is it your work also?
Thank you for sharing your art.
Kindest regards,Missy

6/30/2010 1:02 AM  
Blogger poppy lovesaparty said...

I love any plant that thrives on neglect and then produces an amazing flower due to the neglect. These are beautiful. I don't think I've ever had three rebloom at the same time.

7/25/2011 6:06 PM  

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