Welcome, Orchids!

Orchids on the lanai.

Welcome, Orchids!

Orchids…

sunshine yellow,

rosy pink, white, crimson…

old friends reappear and linger.

Welcome!

Orchids

delight my days!

Luminous elegance,

vivid on our shady lanai…

Cherished!

Orchids

encourage me.

When TV news is grim,

I glance out the glass door. Orchids

bring hope!

My favorite yellow orchid has three stems covered with buds, but no blooms yet. Pink and crimson orchids are beginning to bloom.

Allergies limit our gardening and prevent us from having indoor plants, but orchids love being on the shady lanai and bring lots of joy. Orchids require very little care, bloom a couple of times a year, and blooms last for many weeks. In cold climates, they can be grown indoors.

CopyrightΒ© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia

86 Comments

  1. Beautiful! I was just thinking as I read the poem “Aren’t those hard to take care of?” And then you kindly answered at the bottom. So not only did I enjoy the poem, but I learned something. Thank you, as always!

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    1. Thank you, David, for your heartwarming comment! ❀ I am sure your mother is thrilled to receive orchids from you on her birthday! My mother loved all flowers. My late husband's mother, who will be 95 in June, loves orchids. I plan to send her some for her birthday. πŸ™‚

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  2. Beautiful- both photos and verses, Cheryl. The elegant orchids epitomise love, hope and beauty. Positive thoughts help propel us in right direction. Amen ! 🌺❀️

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. ❀ When I lived in Coconut Creek and didn't have a lanai, I kept orchids on the ledge of the bathtub. When they stopped blooming, I put them under a bush in the yard. When they started to bloom, I brought them in again. Orchids really do thrive on neglect! πŸ™‚

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  3. The flowers look stunning. I would love to see the yellow one. Looks distinct from the usuals. Hope the flowers do bring and when kept in front of the house enhances the beauty. Beautiful shady lanai must be looking.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kritika! The yellow orchid is my favorite. It always has a lot of flowers and continues to bloom for a long time. When I went out this morning, I noticed that one of the yellow orchid buds is now open. ❀ Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful orchids and poem Cheryl πŸŒΈπŸ’• I love the colours of your orchids, and I know it’s not that easy to get them to re bloom, but it brings so much joy when they do, absolutely beautiful πŸ’›πŸƒ

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    1. Thank you, Henrietta. It makes me happy that you like the orchids and the poem. Orchids are really not that hard to grow. I just drop them, pot and all, into my pot and water them about every ten days. I add a liquid bloom booster to the water about once a month. ❀ Have a great week!

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  5. How interesting it would be, to quit our phones and laptops for sometime, and observe the beautiful flowers in the balcony or our garden.
    Screen gives stress, flowers are make me peaceful and hopeful.

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