February 14, 2016 – Phalaenopsis

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Beginner’s Orchid

I purposely try to frame it in front of the French window panels.  I should have gotten it perfectly centered and it’s bugging me that it’s not.  Oh well!

Last year around this time of year where flowers are selling as fast as chocolate, we bought a phalaenopsis orchid and it lasted for a long time.  As a matter of fact, the one we bought last year is about to bloom again (maybe in a month or two – there are plenty of buds coming out).  I think this is a very good substitute to bouquet of flowers that generally wilt before the month of over and causes a lot of mess on the table.

Phalaenopsis orchid is known as beginner’s orchid (well, the one we have survives – must be a good testament) because it is so easy to take care and available everywhere. They basically live where we live, handle low light very well and are relatively pest-free.  Phals (the cool short name for it) flower sequentially over a few months, and their individual flowers can last two to three months. If they are properly cared for, they can continue to bloom for many years (as long as we remember to ice cubes every once in a while)

In the event that you are wondering if I managed to get a proper selfie on February 12th (after a failed Flash impersonation) – the answer is “yes”  I set a proper timer and it got a picture of me pretending to be looking serenely at the lake.

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Selfie Not Fail

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