Orchids are such amazingly beautiful flowers.
I bought this white orchid to counter balance the
orange-y orchid (that I had purchased to try to
mimick a still life for January's
in the terrarium/orchid arrangement in my kitchen.
I like orchids if I can find them at a reasonable price
'cause the flowers last a long time.
I try to find them with some buds left still to
bloom so I can enjoy them even longer.
This one had pretty flowers already on it
and four buds still to open up.
The pot had a shiny glaze on it which I
thought did not really go with the other items
in the collection so I painted it a clay-ish
color, then a flat white color, then sanded it down.
Here we are down the three buds left to bloom.
The next to the last orchid flower opening up...
Poor little plant...did I water you too much? not enough? your leaves are droopy.
The final bud opens as the first blooms on the
stalk shrivel up and drop off.
Such a pretty face.
I have never been able to get my orchids to re-bloom so this plant and the
orange-y one will be going to live with my friend who got a book
called "Orchids For Dummies" . Oh well, at least my terrariums are still alive.
(One of my favorite movies is "Adaptation" which is loosely,
and hilariously, based on the book "The Orchid Thief".)