Category Archives: Orchids

Orchids

In April 2019 we moved from the US to Fiji (its a long story and I haven’t been on the blog recently…..).  So, I got to start a new tropical orchid collection.  I inherited 5 plants from the office helper, Mili.  But, I didn’t have a spray bottle and neglected to get one, so they didn’t get watered much for a few months.  I thought they were all dead when I finally got a spray bottle and started watering them.  They had dropped their leaves and were looking pretty bad.

Then, last week, one of them perked up with some buds and then bloomed – my first blooming orchid.  🙂  Yay!

Dendrobium fimbriatum

Wild orchids on our street

There is an orchid species blooming in all the trees around our house.  It has big bunches of small, fragrant, white flowers.  So nice!

 

Growing orchids

We have a few orchids that we were gifted when we were in North Sulawesi.  They have been up on our verandah and tree for a few months now.  A few of them are starting to grow, so I thought to document the growth here.  Can’t wait for them to start blooming!

July 2017