Flowers I Can’t Grow

I do try, but (sadly) my efforts at growing orchids are limited to those that belong to the Epidendrums genus, aka Crucifix Orchids.

Not only will Crucifix Orchids (sort of) grow in concrete, but I believe you also can’t kill them with a brick. Throw them on the ground and they will find a way to thrive.

Yeah, they are my types of orchids, although I must admit, I do have a few other varieties that are equally as hardy – a Sydney Rock Orchid and a variety of Dendrobium that basically looks after itself.

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What I’d like to be able to grow are Cattleyas, but in the meantime – however long that time frame might be – at least I can admire the wonderful blooms entered into the Orchids in April show hosted by the Sunshine Coast Orchid Society.

Most of the photos I took are of the winners of the various categories.

(But they all looked like winners to me.)

The room was full of the most gorgeous heady perfume.

And there were purple orchids everywhere.

The show was smaller than I expected, but I can understand that given the Covid state of things, and sadly I didn’t win the raffle.

I continue to believe that one day I will be able to grow beautiful frilly orchid blooms.

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For now, here’s a few photos of the orchids I can grow.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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