My collection of orchids is currently counting 8 different pots of various sizes, 3 of them are in my living room, the rest are crammed next to my small kitchen window. 6 of the orchids are Phalaenopsis orchids and although I have read many places that these orchids don’t have a particular flowering time and can flower whenever, in my house they all follow a set routine and start to send up flower spikes one by one during the autumn and early winter. At one point in early spring I usually have all of them in flower and it is a spectacular sight!
It flowers once every year and the flowers last for months.
I started with the tallest piece, an amaryllis and then continued to build around it.
And then the rest of the flowers.
To conceal the pin colder I added some gold coloured grit.
The orchids are so natural looking, even close up.
And the details make them a piece of art.
This post is the first one of two about decorating for Christmas, next one will come next week, but before that post we have Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day on the 15th, where I will show you what’s still in flower in my garden. Oh yes, I still have some plants in flower, despite being middle of December :-) Until then, take care.