There are Orchids Blooming in the Greenhouse!

Posted by Francesca

Passing through the greenhouse the other day, we noticed that some of Martha's beautiful orchids were blooming.  We Frenchies love so many types of flowers and especially orchids!

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Since we've been on a gardening kick, let's check out what's blooming in the greenhouse.  See anything interesting, Franny?

1 Since we've been on a gardening kick, let's check out what's blooming in the greenhouse. See anything interesting, Franny?

Some of Martha's orchids are blooming beautifully, Sharkey!

2 Some of Martha's orchids are blooming beautifully, Sharkey!

Did you know there are more than 25,000 species in the world that occur naturally, plus many more which have been developed by orchid growers?

3 Did you know there are more than 25,000 species in the world that occur naturally, plus many more which have been developed by orchid growers?

The white Phalaenopsis, also known as the moth orchid, is one of the most common varieties.  But, in the mid-1800s, orchid collectors paid huge sums for this flower, as it was very rare at that time.

4 The white Phalaenopsis, also known as the moth orchid, is one of the most common varieties. But, in the mid-1800s, orchid collectors paid huge sums for this flower, as it was very rare at that time.

Some types of orchids are fragrant while many are not.  Some even have a foul odor!  Not this one, though!

5 Some types of orchids are fragrant while many are not. Some even have a foul odor! Not this one, though!

Phalaenopsis are one of the longest blooming orchid genera producing flowers that last from 2 to 6 months before dropping!

6 Phalaenopsis are one of the longest blooming orchid genera producing flowers that last from 2 to 6 months before dropping!

Francesca, don't you just love Mokara orchids, too?  They're so bright and colorful.

7 Francesca, don't you just love Mokara orchids, too? They're so bright and colorful.

Mokaras have a pleasant starfish shape and are covered with tiny freckles.

8 Mokaras have a pleasant starfish shape and are covered with tiny freckles.

Sharkey, so many orchids flowers look like little faces, don't you think?

9 Sharkey, so many orchids flowers look like little faces, don't you think?

This one seems to be sending me a particular message.

10 This one seems to be sending me a particular message.

Do you see how it looks like its mouth is open and is sticking its tongue out, like this?  Do I look as pretty as this flower?

11 Do you see how it looks like its mouth is open and is sticking its tongue out, like this? Do I look as pretty as this flower?

Comments (15)

  • Sharkey & Franny,
    You have precious faces and Franny no sticking your tongue out at anyone HA!. The orchids should be named after both of you.
    Keep smiling.
    Pamfromcalif

  • Karen is home!!!!!!
    Waa Huu..............
    I will be back. I have been so busy taking care of things for her so I have to go back and read all the days I didn't get to read all the comments to see what everyone is up to.
    Later,
    Maddox

  • Welcome home, Karen! We are all so happy and relieved! Take care of yourself.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well the long weekend if over and the little children are back at school. It’ll be quiet around here for a few hours; time to catch up on my naps. I haven’t been able to sleep much this weekend with all the noise they make. I have three, no make it four, living next door. I don’t think any of them have an indoor voice. I love the flowers you are showing today. I don’t think your tongue was quiet far enough out to make you look like that flower. Welcome home Karen.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • First things first........Karen, Mimi & me sure are glad to here you are at home. Rest and get all better asap.
    Hey Frannie girl, you are sooooo funny! You're a flower in my eyes (Sharkey, too)
    Have a great day everybody.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • I'm back.....LOL hear or here? We're glad to hear that Karen is at home.
    Rebel

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, You girls sure did have fun visiting the greenhouse to see the beautiful orchids and how fun to sit on the counters so you can examine them closely and smell them! Your photos and comments are once again fantastic! Would love to see our buddy GK but I'll bet he's busy somewhere else! Pam, sure was nice to hear from you again-hope you are doing well! Maddox, so excited to hear that Karen is finally back home and I sure hope she is doing a whole lot better! Her return makes this a great day for all of us to enjoy-thanks Maddox for sharing! Francesca, you made an extra nice comment, too! Will check back later to read more! Hope all of you have a great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Ladies,
    You sure look beautiful admiring the orchids. I have a little greenhouse that I grow orchids in, about the size of a bathroom. My miniatures are starting to bloom--and the colors of fall--amazing. Your orchids go lovely with your fur color. Maddox, I am sooo glad Karen is home and recovering with you. Now you might start getting a little more rest on the deck. Glad to hear everyone had a great weekend. Cooler week here in Colorado, so glad. My wreaths for the show are done, now on to other adventures. Have a great day and hope Zoe your Dad is doing well and you are getting a lot of "cc" time.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Hello Francesca, Sharkey, Maddox, KAREN, Rebel and my buddies,
    What beautiful orchids! How nice you girls were able to visit the greenhouse and smell the flowers. perhaps more people should just slow down and take the time to sniff the flowers in life..
    Welcome home Karen! I bet Maddox did a great job taking care of the kennel and home while you were gone. Maddox, we are so happy for you too. Rebel, we fed the ducks and the hybrid duck children that are full grown adults this morning. One is changing her colors yet again.. a mixture of black and blonde feathers after spending the summer in chocolate brown feathers. Her brother duck has a neat mohawk or crest of feathers on his head.
    Mom is back home since Saturday from her vacation, she saw Train in concert at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass.
    Lynn, hope you are doing fine and getting ready for the fall. Zoe, hope your dad is feeling better. Kirby, how is that cone going? Purrs to delia, Kitty and Sonya from James Dean. I am studying doggy zen.. Flower power to all.. love, Abby

  • F & S, you two look so cute among the beautiful flowers. Yay Maddox, so happy to hear that Karen is home safe and sound. Hello to everyone, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is having a great day! :smile:

  • ..nice flowers..I don't know much about orchids..except they are pretty..though the first photos I did spot some scented geranium leaves..those i know about..Karen is home! Yippy!!!..that makes my day day, Maddox give her a big kiss for me..and Zoe how is your dad?..He needs a big Cora-Belle kiss, too, I know that always makes James and Lucinda feel really good!..KIrby, we had some 10-12 year old city kids come to visit the farm/ranch..their grandparents live down the road..they screamed at every little thing..drove me nuts!..plus they were mad they couldn't get a wifi connection here..nature did not even interest them..their grandparents were disgusted!...the grandparents took them back to their house so they could connect with friends and came back and had dinner with us..that was peaceful...then the Chiweenies showed up and tried to drag off my stuffed porcupine ( my favorite toy)..I pretended not to care..bad Chiweenies...I must take a snooze..over and out, Love, Cora-Belle

  • I agree the Orchids are beautiful. My fave was the dark pink freckly one (Mokaras).

    Sad to say, I don't have a green thumb!

    It's best I enjoy flowers from afar! :)

    Happy Tuesday to all...
    gail

  • This is a comment regarding a recent TV show on which Martha Stewart was baking cookies with a young girl. When the subject of getting a dog came up, I was quite shocked to hear Martha suggesting that the little girl go to pet stores and learn about breeds and not incude the possibility of visiting a nearby shelter to find a pet. This seems to be contrary to the work of many people around the country who volunteer to help animals that need homes. I volunteer at our local shelter as well as serve on the Board of Directors (North Myrtle Beach, SC) and for someone with the exposure of Ms. Stewart not to even mention this possibility seems uncaring.

  • OK, I am back. Gee, I thought I was busy when Karen was in the hospital. I didn't get to read any previous posts yet to catch up. It was Maddox, go along to the drug store, Maddox, go along to get papers from the doctor, Maddox do this, Maddox do that. BUT, I am alright with it. I am just so happy that Karen is home. I know she will pick up where she left off and give me slack but she is still a little on the weak side so I am going to watch her closely. Hey, Zoe, I guess we are in this together. I wonder if I wait till Karen is resting and then shred TP in front of her, if she will be amused. hehehehehehehehe
    Anyway, I promise I will read every comment from the whole prior week and I will have a lot to say, I am sure. Now I see there is another new post on for today, all about mushrooms. Is today a two for post?
    Karen says to say hi and thank you to everyone and she will comment herself in a day or two.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Love the pictures of you F & S with all the beautiful Orchids...absolutely lovely :-)

    I finally got an Orchid plant that I have not killed so far...

    delia

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