This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

white dendrobium

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With so much snow outside, I am photographing indoor subjects. Dendrobium Ise x Sachi blossoms profusely several times a year despite my neglect. This year it has many air roots on little shoots along the stems. I am considering potting these up.

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Blogger victoria T. said...

Your orchid looks beautiful. I am so jealous. I sometimes think orchids are improved by neglect. Our neighbor has a big white Dendrobium that she found blooming under her grapefruit tree where she could not even see it. She had given it NO care whatsoever. Amazing!! And it's been blooming for weeks and weeks, she says.

January 04, 2010 4:47 PM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

I refuse to believe you neglect it. You must do something. Water? Fertilizer? At least water, please tell me you at least water it???

And, if you do pot up a little shoot, do you think it would survive a trip (or two) in suitcases from MA to CA??

Maybe you just let it live neglected in a place it likes?

January 08, 2010 8:27 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Jen I'll definitely bring you a little one next time I come to CA. It really does like neglect. A little water now and then. And lots of air flow in the summer.

January 08, 2010 9:38 PM


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