Sunday, May 10, 2009

Indoor flowers

The orchids are producing large numbers of beautiful expanding blooms. They are kept on water-filled trays in a south window and misted often. They're prospering in this environment.

All the varieties here are phalaenopsis, better known as "moth orchids." They are considered among the easiest of the orchid family to care for, and their flowers will stay in bloom for up to three months.

A corner table hear the large group holds another healthy specimen featuring smaller blossoms. This is a dendrobium, and its flowers will also last a long time.

The African violets add their multi-colored contributions to the room. The many plants add a greenhouse effect to the room, which serves as the main space in our in-law apartment on the lower level of our house.

One of Marcia's latest quilts serves as a background for our newest addition, a gift from Beth Brandkamp - a lovely white phalaenopsis.

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