Friday, March 28, 2008

Bringing Life Into My Bedroom

For a while now I have wanted to add some plant life to my room. After seeing all this green I decided to proceed. This morning my brother Jesse and I went to Cactus and Tropicals, we were there for a good two and a half hours. I planned on getting a modest $15 bonsai tree and ended up with a modest $50 orchid. I was having such a hard time deciding on any single orchid that I decided to get one that was all buds and no blossoms so it would be a surprise when the buds open up.

Orchids are pretty neat, once they blossom the flowers stay fresh and pretty for three or more months. Then you go five or six months with just tow sticks and leaves as they get ready for another flowering period. That is why I had them all the moss at the bottom, it will keep the pot looking alive for the long period in between flowers.

I am going to be taking multiple pictures of it a day so I can see how it morphs over the next few weeks.


Notice that there are two spikes (that is what the sticks the flowers grow on are called) I feel like I got a really good deal, this flower was much cheaper than the rest with two spikes, I don't think they noticed that this one had grown this way, otherwise it would have been $43 just for the plant.

Can you believe how green that moss is?

Here are the buds, there are a lot of them, so I can't wait to see what the plant looks like once it is in its full flowering state. They are a dark purple and it look like the flowers might have spots, which I think would be great.


bridgerw said...

A very priddy arrangement!

Craig said...

That is one handsome orchid.

KO and SJ said...

Sarah-Ashley, I am completely jealous of your orchid. I love orchids, but can never afford them. I have friends who know an orchid doctor if your plant ever gets ill. Let me know if you ever need the name and I will find out.

Derek said...

I'd be willing to give you 5 or maybe even 10 dollars towards your purchase of that $900 bonsai tree at Cactus and Tropicals. Just give me the word.

Melissa said...

I can't wait to see these open.