Saturday, December 17, 2022

ACHIEVING CALM

This rescue orchid I bought last Januare is flourishing and even blooming again already!  The first time it had only 4 blooms and this time 6 will be the results BUT it has a second  and third stem with buds, maybe 7 more on them!   Dee, should I cut off the other stems or wait and see what happens?
These flowers are quite large --about 3" across!
 They are a deep salmon color!
As soon as I completed the quilting on this little lap quilt, Lena claimed it.  (Once the quilt is finished , meaning washed and dried, I do not let her lay on the quilts!) 
 I have the binding cut and will sew it on today.
I did a free motion series of water-ish lines over this one.
Throughout the day, I wataercolored these free to download tags.  (tidbits-cami.com)
There are two more hats in the donation pile! 
 (tagged and pom-pommed even!)

3 comments:

  1. We went to a nursery yesterday that goes all out for Christmas and their orchard room blew me away. I had no idea how many types and colors there were. I was tempted by a display of African Violets but came to my senses. I don't need another thing to care for...lol.

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  2. Cute hats.

    For the orchids: There are different thoughts on that. I don't cut the stems completely back until they are brown. I cut the green ones back to about 4" tall. Sometimes they will send out shoots off the old green stems. Sometimes they won't. It is certainly worth a try.

    If you GOOGLE it you will see how some people recommend handling the stems. I've done it my way and had mixed results. I really think it depends on the individual orchids.

    The orchid flowers you have are beautiful.

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  3. Those tags are precious! You just amaze me. And those hats are just adorable.

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