Friday, October 14, 2011

A New Orchid

One of my new orchids is out. This one was given to me & I was told to hang it to a branch in a tree. The only "tree" as such in my yard is a frangipanni tree. Of course there a gum trees in the neighbours yard & bottlebrush trees on the nature strip, but I deemed these unsuitable. I was a bit worried about it being placed in the frangipanni tree as it not only faces  west & gets the full force the afternoon sun, it currently has no leaves on it to shelter this little orchid. However, it has been there since July, has produced two new shoots and about a dozen buds, three of which have finally opened. So I guess it likes where it is for now. Time will tell as the weather  heats up over summer, though hopefully by then it will have some shade from the leaves of the frangipanni that are just starting to come.

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