While a lot of my friends went the whole nine yards and got their backyards/gardens in bloom last summer, I did the exact opposite. I did not jump on the bandwagon. But to satisfy my longing for fresh blooms, I picked up a few pots of plants from the nursery with the intention of growing them indoors.
So far, so good. I have a money tree, a snake plant, a zebra plant, a couple of evergreens, bromeliad, begonia and an orchid.
The money tree grew in leaps and bound, in fact I’m a bit apprehensive that it will grow faster than I anticipated. It must have been the new pot because I re-planted it in a much bigger vessel than its original. I actually transferred all of them in bigger pots except the orchid. I would not even dare touch it, not at this point as I’ve been really so thrilled that the flowers have been blooming for almost three months already. This is by far the only orchid I’ve cared for that bloomed this long. If only all orchids were the same I wouldn’t mind venturing into caring for more.
And… my old pot of orchid re-bloomed. It was totally unexpected but it did. Adjacent to it is another pot of orchid which in my opinion is on to its last days of existence. I have painstakingly been trying to revive it but to no avail. I’ve had it for almost two years and it was alive and well for the most part but it only bloomed once.
Now I just have to make sure that I get all of them growing in the right direction. It will be a challenge to have all of them indoors especially with the cooler months ahead. I’m curious to find out what my not-so green thumb will do.