As I am learning about plants over a lifetime, whenever I can find the time I take pictures and comment on plants I have seen or grown. Links to my grow logs and blog posts are in a page called "Glossary" which is a link near the top of each of my blogs and here.
Happily, I made time to add two entries to this glossary today. One was for the ponytail palm a neighbor kindly gave me, and the other was about orchids.
Here are the links:
I had always been intimidated by orchids, but it turns out that some are easier to grow than others. One orchid plant that I pulled out of the garbage lived in water with no care except that I infrequently replaced the water as it evaporated. When, after two years of utter neglect, this plant decided to bear a flower I was astonished. It is sort of an ugly flower compared to some orchid species, but it is my first orchid baby so I love it:
If anyone knows what kind of orchid this is, please tell me, as I am clueless.