Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Psychedelic, Baby



In a previous post, I mentioned that I had another orchid blooming, though I'm not sure which Phalaenopsis it is. It was labeled 'Wedding Promenade,' but its spots tell me it isn't. It's not a huge deal to me, but I do like knowing a plant's name if possible. This is one of my bargain orchids I picked up several weeks ago at Lowe's.


Many of you know that pink is not one of my favorite flower colors, although I do make some exceptions. What I like about this one though, is how psychedelic it is. It's like God woke up one day and decided it would be fun to make a tie-dye orchid.



I was in Lowe's again on Friday and saw a gorgeous yellow orchid and would have bought it in a heartbeat if it were not for the unhealthy looking foliage. It just looked 'tired' and I would never purchase an orchid that didn't have good-looking foliage. Orchids are costly enough without starting out in less than optimum shape.

But those yellow flowers sure were pretty...


11 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

What stunning blooms! It does look psychedelic...or measled. :)

Vanillalotus said...

Gorgeous orchid. Everyone finds such great deals at their lowes and other big box stores. Whenever I go there are never any sale items or discounted items. What a great find you had. I would have purchased the yellow one. Maybe it just needed some better care.

Shady Gardener said...

Kylee, I'm going to assume you do well with orchids! This has a beautiful blossom. You have such a "green thumb!" :-)

Marie said...

What a beautiful orchid.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I gotta say that the spots and patterning on the orchid are dazzling!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Another beautiful orchid was lucky to land in your hands. Just lovely.

Brenda Kula said...

I have never grown orchids. But the other day in Lowes I was standing in line with someone who was buying one. It does kind of look like the old 1970's tie-dye shirts!
Brenda

kate smudges said...

This is a wonderfully-spotted Orchid. I love it. It looks cheerful!!

What did you decide to do about the lawn mower? My neighbour has one and swears by it. It is bright yellow.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Great orchid Kylee, I like it a lot. Pity about not knowing its name, but there are worse things in life. ;-)

No Rain said...

Psychedelic for sure. Like a magic carpet ride! Brings back a lot of memories from the 60s--not of orchids, but all the wild colors in clothes and stuff.
Aiyana

Muum said...

NIce orchid, and even better if it is a bargain!

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