Category : orchids

Houseplants Add Pizzaz!

Houseplants Add Pizzaz!

As I perused the orchid show displays yesterday, I was happy to see they were using houseplants to enhance their displays. They mixed well with the orchids and filled in the bare spots. Corners were softened and pedestals were anchored to the bare floor. In the display above, they used

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A Welcome Relief from Winter

A Welcome Relief from Winter

Blc. Paradise Jewel Flare I have been staying with my Mom this week in mid-Michigan. Yesterday we watched as her rural road fill up with blowing snow. The wind an snow was crazy! As the day wore on, my hopes of going to Lansing, which is over an hour away, were

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Plant Lover’s Heaven on Earth

Plant Lover’s Heaven on Earth

Sinningia ‘Peridots Darth Vader’ What could be better for a plant lover than two plant shows and sales on the same day? Not much in my opinion. So, I found a friend who loves plants as much as I do, and made a day of it.  Our first stop was

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Winter is for Houseplants

Winter is for Houseplants

I am tired of hearing gardeners say they have nothing to do until Spring. They can’t garden. What about houseplants, people? I love winter, because I have time to spend with my houseplants. Of course, I have more than most and taking care of them could be a full time

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Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

Angraecum sesquipedale – Star of Bethlehem I love green so this orchid caught my attention immediately. I encountered it today at the Belle Isle conservatory in Detroit. I took a picture of the tag, so I could look it up. It is Angraecum sesquipedale, also called the Star of Bethlehem

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Longwood Love

Longwood Love

Pride of Madeira in display house. I’m in love…with John of course, but also with Longwood Gardens. I was lucky enough to visit when I drove to New Jersey to help pack my daughter up, and move her back home. Yeah! for that, too. But, back to Longwood. Four acres

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Belle Isle Conservatory

Belle Isle Conservatory

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI Not long ago, my husband and I went to Belle Isle to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. If you haven’t been there, you really need to go. It is a beautiful place, on an island in the Detroit River. It was opened

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Orchid Excitement

Orchid Excitement

I’m so excited! My orchid is re-blooming! This is a Beallara Marfitch ‘Howard’s Dream’. I have a wonderful friend who buys beautiful orchids, and when they are done blooming, she is nice enough to pass them on to me. And somehow, I got this one to bloom again. I wanted

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