Share Your Desktop – September 2022

It’s Spring and the garden is blooming.

So many flowers are opening it was hard to choose one to put on my desktop.

And, in fact, I couldn’t choose just one.

Here’s my desktop for this month.

Pink Rock Orchid – Dendrobium kingianum

This orchid is native to eastern Australia, most particularly south-east Queensland (where I am) and north-eastern New South Wales – in fact, it’s endemic in these regions.

Dendrobium kingianum is usually a lithophyte that grows on rocks, hence its common name – Pink Rock Orchid – but can sometimes be found as an epiphyte growing on another living plant – but it is not parasitic in nature.

Mine is growing in a small plastic pot attached to my fence and is a delightful addition to my verticle garden.

This year, it has 20 racemes (flower clusters) one contains only two flowers, but all the others have at least 15 or more. It looks amazing and, when it stops raining, I’ll take more photos to share.

–⋅ o ♥ o ⋅–

Now it’s over to you.

Have I encouraged you to Share Your Desktop with me? I hope so.

  1. Please join in by sharing the photo* you have set as your wallpaper;
  2. Provide as little or as much detail as you wish;
  3. Either comment here with a link to your post or use a pingback so I know you have joined in the fun and I’ll visit your blog and your post and read all about your photo; and
  4. Share the fun around 🥰
Photo Challenge – Share Your Desktop

* Remember, in the interest of maintaining your personal privacy, please refrain from sharing a screenshot of your desktop and merely share the image you have set as your wallpaper.

The challenge icon can be downloaded here – or here if you’d prefer a smaller fileor here if you would like a copy of the full image used above.

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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    1. Thank you, Cee. They look amazing this year and I can’t explaon why they are (what seems like) suddenly so prolific. There are literally masses of them. (Yes, more photos are coming 🥰)


    1. Thank you, Cathy. I’m delighted with the masses of orchids I have blooming at the moment. I must say, I am very happy to be heading into summer, our winter has been much longer this year than it has been for quite some time. And I’m so pleased you like my little challenge 🥰


      1. me too – but unlike most of my plants, I can’t remember where this plant came from. Most likely, it was amid a large volume of plants that came from my auny’s home when she passed away some five years ago now.


    1. 🥰 I’ve been potting for two days now, and still feel like I’ve not made a dent 👩‍🌾 but this is the best time to do it in preparation for all the lovely warm weather ahead. (But I must say, I can only manage a couple of hours at a time 🤣 Yesterday, the heat put a stop to what I was doing.)

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      1. Potting is a lot harder work than people credit – sounds like you’re going to be working at it for the next couple of weeks! Hope the heat eases and lets you complete the task 👍

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      2. Me too! But at least my lovely husband helps me – I just have to keep an eye on him otherwise he might (accidently) throw away a wanted plant thinking it’s a weed 🌱

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  1. My dendrobium is flowering as well. It is a white one. Thanks for the word racemes as I was wondering what they were called. I am going to do a post about the flowers later.
    The pink flowers are lovely. 🙂

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      1. I am getting my potting mixes. same ones as in Bunnings, from a local nursery. Maybe a few dollars more but supporting them will help the other local businesses in the long term. Plus they have great range of native plants and other as well

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