Harv and I were out yesterday buying a new tree to replace one that has died. On the way home I saw the orchid gal sitting in her car with orchids out on a table in an empty lot. We stopped and I found this darling little one planted in a shell. Holes had been drilled for the wire and drainage in the shell. I fell in love with it so it came home with me. Great idea for any small plant.
All the orchids in here were saved from last summer and have all been flowering since I came back, plus one in the back is starting a new flower stem with buds.
The gal was also selling large stems that have been cut off the original plants. I think if they are not sold the growers do this to encourage the new growth. They were only $1.00 a stem so I bought 5. They will last for a few weeks if you change the water and snip off the stems every once in while
You can see I am reading Scott Turow's new thriller.
Obviously not an orchid.
I don't know what you call this one but it has two of the large leaves growing out one on each side and a small purple flower comes out of each ridge in the leaf. One at a time. This survived the outside this summer also.