Tuesday, June 25, 2013

O is for Orchid

O is for Orchid

I think one of our most favorite flower is the orchid, the "our" being my mother, Botanist Boy, and me. My mother certainly has some beautiful specimens!

My mother gave one to Botanist Boy for his thirteenth birthday. She'd given him one for Christmas a couple years before that, but we didn't have much success keeping that one alive. He seems to be having better "luck" with this one.

A majority of orchids are perennial epiphytes, which grow anchored to trees or shrubs in the tropics and subtropics. One important use of orchids is their cultivation for the enjoyment of the flowers. Orchids of all types are often sought by collectors. Therefore, many hundreds of societies and clubs worldwide have been established.

You might wish to see if you can find one locally. I know my parents joined one not far from their home, in Florida.

Orchid Care Tips
American Orchid Society
Orchid Care Tips newsletter

Orchid *books for Kindle:
Orchids Made Easy - A simple Step by Step Guide to Grow Orchids for Beginners
How to Grow Orchids: A Guide to Growing Orchids for Beginners
Growing Orchids Like A Pro: The Complete Guide on How to Grow Orchids Indoors & Outdoors, and How to Care for Your Orchids so They Bloom Year after Year
How to Care for Orchids So They Live & Grow Them Correctly So They Bloom: Learn How You Can Care for Your Orchids Quickly & Easily The Right Way Before You Kill Them Slowly & Painfully The Wrong Way
Orchid Care: Growing and Caring for Orchids Indoors & Out

*Note these are not affiliate links*

Can you think of any other flowers or plants which begin with "O"?

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  1. we love orchids and have several. there is a cool place to buy them in FL -- Homestead, I think is where. Just beautiful.

  2. I've been wanting an orchid plant. Thanks for sharing the link.s


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