Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Answer To The Mystery

These are just a few of the orchids we have seen at orchid shows. The last one won a blue ribbon. Which is your favorite? Here is the answer to yesterday's question. The cups are put with the orchids to show the buyer how much water to use when watering them. Previously, people who bought the orchids complained that they died, and it turned out they were giving them too much water. It needs to be very precise, and even a bit too much can kill them. Thanks for playing along with me. It was hard, but three or four of you guessed! I'm glad I inquired at the store!



“Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working.”
1 Corinthians 3

25 comments:

Small Kucing said...

yes too much sun and water will kill the orchids. Hence I dare not plant.


for me i love the orcghid in the 4th photo most coz it's so cheerful

Ann said...

since I'm terrible with plants these would not survive in my house. They sure are pretty though

Alice G said...

Aha! Good to know. Lovely shots.

From the Kitchen said...

I've actually had pretty good luck with orchids--the easier to grow types. I had one that lived for almost three years and bloomed over and over again. Love them!

Best,
Bonnie

Donna said...

Love them All but the first one really grabbed my eye!!
Neat idea using the cup!
hughugs

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Mystery solved!! That makes sense. I love those orchid pics. Happy Wednesday :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

The orchid is a beautiful flower and your photos have really captured them. Truly nice camera work, Ginny. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sandra said...

well i never would have guessed what the cups were for, i was thinking catching something.. great idea. my favorite is number 3, the bright yellow one.. i am death on house plants, tried so many times to grow violets, i love them, the all died quickly.

Shug said...

such beautiful photos! It's so nice to see how God has truly Blessed us with the beauty of nature. This is a wonderful start to my day and I thank you for posting,...
shug

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've been wondering - I saw some orchids in the store like this yesterday. I thought of you!

Tamago said...

I didn't know Orchids need very precise amount of water! Great idea to hang cups to let buyer know about it :-)
I like the second orchid from bottom the best. But they all look so beautiful!

Jeanne said...

I've never tried growing orchids but they are so pretty! My favorite is the first one and also your header. Great photos!

S. Etole said...

There is such a wide variety of orchids, all so pretty. I like the scripture you have chosen to accompany this.

SweetMarie said...

I do like orchids and I have one in my house. :) I hope it comes back next spring. :) Great info!

DawnTreader said...

I water my orchids under a running tap in the kitchen sink about once a week (or sometimes more sparsely), letting the water soak the plant and pass through the pot before I put it back. Don't have any in bloom at the moment though.

Gail said...

I could not be forced to choose a favorite. They are all beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I cannot possibly pick a favourite. All of them are so pretty.

LV said...

These are all so very pretty.Hard to pick just one.

Linda said...

They are all lovely, Ginny, but my absolutely favourite is #6. :)

Filip and Kristel said...

Looks good Ginny, top macro's.

Greetings,
Filip

George said...

These orchids are gorgeous. We always visit the Orchid Room in the Conservatory at Biltmore when we visit there.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Thanks for that bit of info. Good to know. I was surprised. Have an excellent day tomorrow!

Chatty Crone said...

My aunt could grow an orchid - they are beautiful but hard to grow, And I never would have guessed that in a million years! lol

SquirrelQueen said...

Maybe it's a good thing I haven't tried to grow orchids, I'm sure I would over water even with a cup. Those are all so pretty.

Cindy said...

Ok, now I have no fear of going out and buying one. I have always heard they are so hard to maintain and look after or die, so I never bought one. No fear of over watering in my house and they would love it here.

Thank you for sharing the cups, great idea and the store went to the trouble of making it clear to the purchaser.