I love my orchids. For the past 6-7 months (maybe more) I have watched patiently as my orchids sat on the south facing kitchen window sill and were (to my eyes) not doing much. I talked to them often and watered them infrequently, their leaves were deep green and fat and strong..........but I didn't see any new flower spikes emerging. So I continued to talk to them and just let them "be".....
About three months ago, I noticed tiny little nubs beginning to emerge from the bloom spikes and about a month later...four NEW bloom spikes started to show their heads from the bottom of the plants. (It is not an easy trick to get those new bloom spikes)
So for the last two or more months, I have been watering a bit more and talking a lot more to my babes...I have a total of 13 new bloomers from 5 little plants. Every time I walk into the Kitchen there they are as if they were waving to me...........
I am full of gratitude--I am finally learning to let things just be; to follow their natural course; not being terribly invested in the particular outcome; simply being present and applauding what is.
And here are THE BABES
Aren't they gorgeous--and so happy.
New goal--better photography: new camera? new computer? new software? (Maybe just a cleaner kitchen window sill?)
Have a wonderful Spring Day.
Mary and Jones (& Cole)