Just before Easter, Ben’s daughter and I made a quick trip to the Cortona/Camucia area. They have a big market on Thursday. There are two cut fresh flower vendors at the market.
I picked up a lovely bunch of orchids for 10 Euros. Orchids like this always remind me of Hong Kong. At the flower markets there you can buy bunches of orchids like this, in all colors, for next to nothing. But these orchids had a job to do.
Being an inspiration for my three orchid plants.
Two of the plants have buds. I just want to make sure that they open.
Early last summer I thought I had neglected the plants and killed them. I could not bring my self to dispose of the bodies so I just chucked the big container of all three plants outside and ignored it. Then in the fall, I looked at them and they were thriving. Had put out new growth. So I brought them in for the winter. Bought some fertilizer for them. Started watering them regularly. They have rewarded my efforts with buds.
And now a few weeks after I started this, the buds have opened.
Turned out well didn’t they?
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