Another Day In Orchidville Orchid Update!

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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

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Pretty exciting stuff there. I've always admired orchids but alas have the brown thumb for house plants.

I certainly like to see the successes. You have at least one very happy orchid!

One very happy orchid seven happy orchids and one that's not sure how it feels.. haha. Victor aka wwwiebe said in a comment he also has the notorious "brown thumb". I have no clue what we are doing right. hehe.

How do you keep those alive?? I have had half a dozen orchids in my day, and have buried them all. My house is like an orchid necropolis. This is where they come to die, and I have become very good at it.

HAHA 😆 necropolis had me rolling. I have no clue other than we don't place them in direct sun, don't over water them and we don't have a zillion cats wanting to play with them. hehe.

I don't really know about orchids but it's growing well and healthy

Yes it is quite happy about where it is. I don't know much either, but I am reading and learning. Thanks for stopping by! 😁

You are welcome

I am always really scared about cutting stuff back. I feel like I am going to end up killing it and most of the time that turns out being the case. My track record is pretty poor with house plants. I can't even keep aloe alive!

hahaha.. 😆 I have been reading about how to do it and trust the experts won't lead me wrong. Maybe you have to have a good talking to your inner nature and straighten things out. hehe.. your great at other things! 😁


I like your orchid diaries haha, cute to see new sprouts on this one

Nice hobby you have with orchids. I gave up on the idea of caring for plants cause I managed to kill even the cactuses.

Thank you. I wish I had a little greenhouse area to work in, but we can't have everything can we? hehe. You killed a cactus!!??!! What? haha. Hey, they make some real nice plastic ones. Hope you have been well. 😊

I've been told that even the plastic ones won't be safe with me. 😂 Yes, life has been good. Been away from Hive lately cause I made the transition from part time to full time artist.

Oh Cool! well then best wishes to you and your endeavor. I hope the world finds your work and buys it all up!!!