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Orchids are picky flowers-orchid photos

Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday on this beautiful weekend!

Orchids are gorgeous flowers as long as they are in bloom. After the flowers are gone you end up with a poor looking foliage and a lot of pampering, hoping that you will see those beautiful flowers again.
All my orchids brought new spikes over this winter and leaves as-well, but the buds are drying and falling off (except on one orchid of ten). Nothing has changed in their environment, except the season.
The diagnoses for bud blast can be just about everything; too much watering or not enough, too high temperature or too low, not enough light or anything else that you will never find out.
I believe, orchids are the most unpredictable flowers ever, when they are not in their native habitat.
White-purple spotted Phalaenopsis orchid macro photo
The photos of these beautiful white-pink Phalaenopsis orchids with purple spots were taken at the garden center, were I often waste my money on these overly picky flowers.
White-purple spotted Phalaenopsis orchid photo
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12 comments:

Ebie said...

These are pretty! I call them freckled orchids!

Vrinda said...

very nice color

Lui said...

Wow, we do not have that kind. Right now there are no flowers in Heaven. It gets chilly at night and windy during the day which dries the soil fast! But we all love this rare weather! For now, the flowers are asleep!

Mama Zen said...

Amazing flowers!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow! I am without words, these are so stunning!

Rajesh said...

Wow! beautiful orchids.

Sara Chapman said...

I've never had any success with them either. But my sister who ignores and kills most plants has actually gotten them to rebloom, so my guess is too much water for your bud drop, and I do know they hate direct sun but of course must have lots of bright light. I'm with you. Do easy.

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous blooms. I would love to grow orchids but as you said they are too picky.

Autumn Belle said...

The orchids are gorgeous! I am featuring ornamental banana flower today.

Quilt Works said...

Hi Maia, I really like the new select a photo linky! I always had trouble remembering which photo I posted in the post, since I have so many similar named files. This new way is great! Thank you for always striving to improve your meme!

Thank you so much! You are a great host :-)

My Garden Haven said...

Those are really lovely. I understand how you can't resist buying them. I do that often enough to know!
Rosie

Evelyn S. said...

I stopped by the orchids that are being sold at one of the big discount stores right now. But I don't have good light, and they just don't thrive. Your photos are fabulous!

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