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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Show & Tell Friday: What Happened to My Orchids?

Two weeks ago I was looking for something to post on Show &Tell Friday and took some photos of the spikes on my Cymbidium orchids that we grow outside.
Normally by this time of the year we have about 12 to 15 spikes altogether on our various orchids. This year I've found only 3 blooming or spiking and am very disappointed.  I think it was possibly the cold and hail that we've had here in So CA this winter.....but I can't say for sure.

This was 2 weeks ago
This is today....not much progress

This is 2 weeks ago

This is today....a little more progress

A close up of one of the blooms.

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14 comments:

vignette design said...

Your orchids are still beautiful. I think this is a weird year weather wise and plants aren't behaving properly!

Susan said...

Exquisite. Orchids are my husband's favorite flower. Sincerely, Susan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The weather has been crazy here and affected everything growing/blooming. Hope it gets better. Have a great weekend.

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Beautiful orchids!! Yes I know what you mean everything this year is blooming late or not blooming as well and it's because of the severe cold weather we had.

Rose H (UK) said...

I LOVE orchids, and yours are beautiful! If they're having a bad season look on it as they're taking a rest and next season they'll be re-invigorated.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh my mom would love seeing your orchids as she likes the same flowers.. Orchids are her fave.. orchids always exotic kindda flowers and they last long.. your orchids just lovely..

Sandra said...

GASP! These are incredibly beautiful and great photos as well.

BailiwickStudio said...

Things are definitely different this year! But the orchids are still quite beautiful!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love orchids and have my windowsills full of them! These are beautiful!

Denise Marie said...

just marvelous!! love your bloggie bling too.

Victoria said...

I'm in So Cal also and we have had a lot of rain and cold! But your orchids are still lovely, I'd be thrilled if I could get just one to grow!!!

Heidi said...

Your orchids are beautiful! I've never had any luck with them, I understand you have to be very patient - I guess that must be the problem!
Thanks for dropping by the other day!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

The Vintage Rose said...

Hoping your orchids are blooming soon. I do like your Mosiac Monday Pics.

Mikey said...

Love it! I don't have much luck with orchids, so I have some silk ones! My thumb is so far from green, that I've killed cactus! I'm new to the blogging world and just became a follower of your blog! I hope you'll visit my blog, too!