Category Archives: Nature

Beautiful Orchid

This is obviously not a guy nor a book cover, but it is one of my favorite orchids.  Each spring I put my orchids outside on the back deck and I basically ignore them all summer long.  If they get wet its because of rain.  In other words, its survival of the fittest.  Each fall just before the first frost I bring them in and typically they have all set flowers and are producing some spectacular flowers starting in November, peaking around Thanksgiving.  That is true again this year, with the following plant being my favorite this year. In addition to being beautiful, I like dendrobiums because once they start to flower they can remain in bloom for up to five months — pretty good for a plant that has a reputation for being very fragile.

Dendrobium orchid
Dendrobium orchid