Friday, March 9, 2012

Orchids - blooming season

When the weather outside is not warm enough, I am enjoying my inside orchids garden.

It is a blooming season, but my babies were slowly that time.
Most of them I have bought in regular stores without a species names, so 3 of them are just phalaenopsis.

 And this one I have bought from the nursery, and the name is - Oncidium Helmut Rohri "Purple Waters".
And this one is blooming since December!

I had orchids over last 5 years, but only 2 years ago I learned one trick - hot shower!
Ones a week, or in 2 weeks,
I put all my orchids in a shower tub and spray them first with warm water and than with a really hot water. May be is works as shock therapy, may be it feels like a tropical rain, but orchids like hot shower, they are growing more leaves and blooming ofter after that.
Just be careful, always pre-soak flowers with color or worm water, so you will not cook them, and let them completely dry after the shower, do not water 2-3 days after.


  1. Just wanted to say thank you for recently following my blog. Beautiful orchids!

  2. Thank you too! I am new gardener and have to learn. You have a wonderful blog, so many information and pictures. and you are doing it with a big heart!