Welcome one, welcome all to the latest installment in Orchid Tales, where your hoddler-in-chief logs the progress orchid has made.
I bought Planty almost 18 months ago. Since then, Planty has lost one stalk, grown some new leaves, grown a new stalk, blossomed seven blooms, tilted sideways and grown upright roots.
After my extended trip to Connecticut this past weekend, Planty has brought to me a new development: a new offshoot.
Some people are welcomed by dogs wagging their tales. I am greeted by a small orchid offshoot. But it’s a beautiful looking thing.
If my estimations are correct, I anticipate two blooms will sprout forth from it. But that is still a few months away.
It’s quite amazing. Just a week ago there was nary a sign that I would see another flower shoot forth from Planty. But today I am staring at a wonderful looking offshoot, about halfway down the primary stem.
I cannot wait to see those purple blooms again.
Fitzie’s track of the day: Dream Job, by Yard Act
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