Introducing Cleo the Orchid. She’s been a part of the family for almost as long as my youngest son has (around 6 years), and she is continuing to bloom. She really does make me ridiculously happy! Last year she put up a new shoot which had several buds on it, but it was leaning right over to the side. In an attempt to get it to grow a little straighter I tried to fix it and accidentally snapped the stem off. To say I was devastated is to put it mildly. I cried for about 30 minutes. I don’t think my husband knew quite what to do with me. However, it grew back and bloomed again, and I relearned the lesson that rotating her away from the main source of light helps her to grow straighter. Doh! Anyway, this is the 2nd time since then that she’s bloomed and, I think you’ll agree that, even with only one flower out, she’s still pretty magnificent. I’m so pleased with how the photos of her turned out!
Do you have a favourite plant that brings sunshine into your life? Have you named it yet? Gala‘s just bought herself an orchid and she’s looking for name suggestions, so if your looking for a name for a much loved plant, check out the comments she’s received for some fabulous ideas!