Today I'm Bringing You Another Orchid Update ..
I don't have a ton of new information, but some new neat things are happening with one of our Orchid plants. As you may already know, this orchid has been growing a new bloom. I noticed the stem pushing out and starting to form what I like to call the 'Mitten' (because it looks like one), roughly two or three weeks ago. Well.. It has grown considerably since then and the plant decided NOT to stop there. I'll get to that in a bit.
As you can see here, the bloom stem has grown to a length of about 4 or 5 inches in that short time since the last post. Really, what else does the silly thing have to do all day but grow?
I'll just move my UGLY idea of a design/stem holder, to the new stem instead. I need to come up with a different idea on how to gently secure and pull the stems to more of an upright position. This idea is ugly, but did the trick. Once I get them growing in the right direction (up not sideways), I'll secure the stem with the tiny hair clips.
While I was admiring the new growth, I figured I would finally clip the dead stem off the plant. Wait A Minute!! What is that? It's a few new buds starting to form at the end of the spent stem!!! Sweet!!!!!
Good thing I didn't just clip and ask questions later. Close call. Off this stem, the plant has decided to form a new branch as well. Another 'Mitten' and more blooms! This plant is obviously very content where it is.
I took advantage of the fact I had scissors in hand, and took care of a different Orchid that needed a couple of old bloom stems trimmed off her. Snip snip.. all done.
That's all I have for now, here in Orchidville. I don't see much else coming available to report about in the near future, but one never really knows what may SPROUT UP. haha
Thank you for swinging by my blog and checking out the post. Have a GREAT Weekend Everyone!
“It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this "once in a thousand years" has not come today.”
― Zamyatin, We
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