If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably noticed that I love flowers! As I look out my window, I see the forest behind us: tall native big-leaf maples are leafing out, the wild apple tree has a few white blossoms left and the Scotch broom is blooming bright yellow. I see squirrels sitting high up in the Douglas firs, chipmunks scrambling through underneath the fence and of course, let’s not forget the song birds showing off their musical skills.
Inside our yard, the camellias and forsythia are approaching the end of their flowering, while the irises and peony are getting ready to bloom shortly. This year will be a treat to watch them. For the past several years we had been traveling un May, and therefore missed this colorful display.
While it’s still raining quite a bit here, I’ve been enjoying my orchids inside the house. Somehow, I always thought of them as fussy, difficult plants to tend to. My sister Gabi however told me otherwise. Both she and my mom have gorgeous orchids on their window sills in Germany. This gave me the courage to finally try my luck with orchids as well. And lucky I’ve been! Regular watering, and the right location will keep those plants thriving and blooming again and again. Several of mine have repeatedly bloomed since I got them. And some orchids, I’ve discovered, are fragrant! I brought home a pink and yellow one from the store one day only to realize a few days later, that the flowers become incredibly fragrant mid-day. What a pleasant surprise!
What kind of flowers do you like to grow?
Have a fantastic weekend!