Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hot and not hot- orchids- July 26, 2015

We have been bouncing this week between hot and not hot. We are back to hot. 4-5 days ago we were able to wear jackets when we went for a walk in the morning.
But this is good weather for orchids. I have maybe 25 hung in the trees and on a man made metal tree in the backyard. Usually I have 1-2 plants over the summer that bloom. Usually they are all ready to bloom in the late fall after they come inside. This summer, with adequate moisture all summer long, most of the orchids are blooming and budding up now.
Here are some that are blooming now. The cattleya orchid started to open Saturday outside. It is the one in the lower right. I brought it inside. I suspect that it will last longer inside, given the real hot weather expected in the next few days.

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