Friday, 22 February 2019

Nature Friday

Linette when she already lived at Pepperfly's. She loved plants!
I don't often join in, but today I will. As you know I have recently moved back in with my parents in the Netherlands. When I was growing up, the window sill would be filled with plants. Geraniums and other iums and ias and whathaveyous. My grandmothers, my aunts and basically everybody I knew had plants on the window sill. 

Over the years less and less people have their whole sill full. Most have a few plants and then some ornaments. I never had a lot of plants, but I did have a few. Which were sometimes appropriated by a cat...

As Miss O lives here now as well, my mother decided to make some room for her. Very much appreciated by Miss O, but there was one sill that my mother decided not to empty. There is a bit of room, but there are also four pots of orchids there. And my mother is very proud of them. 

She bought the orchids several years ago when they were in full bloom. But once they had stopped blooming, she didn't throw them out, she kept them and tried to get them to bloom again. Which she managed beautifully. 

A bit scary this one, but still my favourite of them all!
So, today I am not going to bring you nature as it is outside, but as it is inside. Well, sort of anyway, as I took each separate orchid and took photos of them that way...

Fortunately Miss O has decided that they are not for her and so far she hasn't really tried to climb into any of them. Although my mother saw her dip her paw in one of the other plants this morning: she had just watered them all and there was some water in the dish!

This post was written as part of Nature Friday, organised by the lovable canines at LLB in Our Backyard.

21 comments:

  1. Mara tell you Mom I'm so envious of her green 'orchid' thumb.
    I expect that is the perfect window for orchids. Thus far all I can grow successfully is a snake plant. LOL
    Splendid photos.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Aren't they just? When I cycle to the shops, I pass a house with similar orchids + a bright blue one! Never know whether it's dyed or natural. It looks unnatural in any case.

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    1. They are and I get to see them every day!

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  4. Thank you for visiting us, am glad you enjoyed the "water birds", the Anhinga was a new bird for me to see ... as was the red winged blackbird. Am only visiting here right now, so it is fun to "meet" many new species. Your orchids are beautiful ... unfortunately, I have a "brown thumb" and can grow little beyond the hardy pothos!

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    1. I was okay growing plants before, but haven't done it in 10 years. Cats and plants don't always mix too happily!

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  5. Those are beautiful! We wish we could grow plants indoors.

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  6. All credit to your mum for getting those orchids to flower again. They are gorgeous.

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    1. She was very happy with all the compliments as she did do some work with them.

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  7. Haha...geweldig leuke foto van 'ons' potplantje. Wat hebben we van haar genoten!

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    1. Ik dacht dat ik ook nog een foto van haar slapend in een pot (om de plant heen) had, maar die kon ik niet vinden. Dus toen deze...

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    2. Volgens mij staat-ie nog wel ergens tussen mijn Facebook-foto's...ik zal 'ns kiekn.

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  8. Your mother has done a good job we the orchids. Sue had no luck with the one she tried.

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  9. What beautiful orchids! Thanks so much for sharing them on Nature Friday!!

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  10. Great shots of your mom's orchid collection!

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    1. Thank you. She is very proud of them. And rightly so.

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  11. Pay attention I have heard that orchids are dangerous for cats, but as I only have one fake one which everybody admires as a real one, I don't know exactly. And Miss Oswin also needs grass when she lives inside, some cats get very sick when they don't have their "salad" ! There is special cat grass in animal shops. My cats are all mowing the lawn but unfortuntately not enough !

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  12. They are lovely. What was her trick to get them to bloom again? I have one that looks lovely and green but no more flowers!

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