As you all probably know, I have an Orchid that has decided conditions were right to finally flower after several years of being pretty much dormant (other than growing new leaves). This event has made me quite interested in these beautiful flowers, so when I heard that there was an open house at a local Orchid place, I decided to go to it. They also have a photo contest and I submitted one from my little plant. I figured there was no harm in showing off my baby. 🙂
EverSpring Orchids which is just north of Winnipeg in West St. Paul was the location of this show, so right after breakfast at the Red Top Restaurant, I headed to check it out.
I took my camera and asked at the door if it was ok for me to take pictures. They were pleased that I asked and quite happy to let me take as many as I wanted. On the way out, I let them know I would be posting the pictures along with a link to their site. The show is on Sunday as well as today.
In the back corner, they had several non-flowering but very healthy looking plants on sale for $5.00 each. I picked out one that has the start of a new leaf on it and bought it. They told me it does not need to be re-potted as there are no roots showing, but I will have to wait to find out the colour of the flowers. She did indicate that it is probably purple though. The leaves look similar, but much larger than my little Orchid, so I am guessing that the flowers will also be larger. The large exotic looking flowers above are out of my budget, but for anyone interested – they are all on sale for this event. The gentleman ahead of me at the checkout spent well over $100. on his 3 or 4 plants.
After noticing here that the bottom leaves touch the table, I inverted another pot and put this plant up higher.
They wrap the plants up before you take them out in the cold and they gave me a little flower pen with my purchase.
My photo of the day today was amazingly enough – one of the above photos!