Tuesday, July 10, 2007

How sweet it is

Visiting family over the weekend, means taking time to enjoy a few flowers that will survive the mild winter. The orchid corner had a little surprise, the chocolate scented orchid above, which I tried not to pick, as the delicate fragance was so sweet.

Other orchids found in the corner. In the wild, they are found with roots attached to the bark of the trees, but in our homes they can grow in pots with loosely packed materials, such as chips of bark or stones. They demand the correct amount of water, light, and fertilizer. With such beautiful plants, my mother-in-law seems to master the art of growing orchids.

19 comments:

Connie Peterson said...

What beautiful orchids! My sister raises them, too. I love them but am not good with them.

Have a beautiful day.

Susie said...

I love orchids too! Your photos are beautiful. I've never heard of the chocolate scented ones!
xo

kenju said...

Cris, they are soooo gorgeous!!

Sonia said...

I am glad you update! Love orchids! Wonderful pictures, Cris!

Moi said...

These pics will make such beautiful gifts for your ma-in-law. And orchids are delectable flowers...have never heard of chocolate scented ones..do they have any coffee-scented ones, too??? if they did, it has to be in Brazil ;)))

And nice to see u back. :)

guild_rez said...

Hi Cris,
wonderful orchids, love the idea to have chocolate scented orchids in our house..
Thanks for leaving comments on my blogs.
We are renovating....
cheers Gisela

shnaggy said...

hi cris, i love orchids cuz they were my mum's hobby before. she owns a few of the second pix til now. if i am not mistaken it's called palynopsis. i can't remember really. but the choco scented wow...when i go to the candles section of a mall i always try to find the coffee scented ones. not to buy though. but here u got a choco scented real flower.

yeah i've been out of blogworld only cuz i got a bad internet connection. i was able to post cuz i visited my folks last weekend and there i found time to blog...yes the grass is always greener at home...

Moi said...

Thanx for backtracking on the older posts on my blog, Cris.....have a great week :)

Kelli said...

Gorgeous orchids! The chocolate scented one sounds so neat!!

Kelli

Mike said...

I love orchids. These are stunning. What an experience!

Tammy said...

Glad to see you back! :)
Those are such beautiful orchids! Chocolate? That's even better!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Beautiful. Especially the chocolate coloured one.
I have a few orchids in my livingroom, and love them.

Ash said...

Very pretty!

diyadear said...

cris,
such lovely orchids..
i used to stare at the little swan inside for long as a kid.. :)

Connie said...

Oh my they are just beautiful.

Hugs,
Connie

Anna said...

These are lovely Cris. Thanks for all your visits to me! Have a great weekend coming up!

Cris said...

Thank you all for visiting me, I am glad I can show you a little of our world.

kiraN said...

beautiful flowers, nice captures.

-kiraN

Kerri said...

The orchids are so beautiful...and your pictures are perfect! I sure would love to smell the scented one.
I photographed the same glorious pink one at Kylie and Ko's in June.
My mom used to grow orchids in Australia. I've never tried...so far :)
The guinea fowls are good watch dogs, aren't they? My MIL used to keep some.