I wish I could say that I have discovered the secret to getting orchids to re-bloom, but I haven’t. These orchids re-bloomed in spite of my somewhat inconsistent care.
Last year, after my orchids had finished blooming, I cut off the old stems about half way down. I watered them about once a week in the sink so that they could drain properly and I even remembered to fertilize them (once), but mostly I just left them alone to do their thing. Most of the year that thing was hanging out as a couple of leaves in a pot, but for a couple of weeks in exchange for me not forgetting to water them too often they rewarded me with this:
Since I’ve already veered off topic for this post, I figured I might as well keep going and share a few photos taken on my recent visit to the United States Botanic Garden’s annual orchid show.
* What do re-blooming orchids have to do with cooking and crafts you ask? Well I admit not a lot, but scissors were involved.