Orchid growing requires patience--lots of patience.
First of all, there are strict instructions on watering--no killing it with kindness. My orchid is to receive two ounces of water per week. So, every Wednesday, I take my shot glass of water and spray orchid food, and lavish my plant with love, for about a second. Then I leave it alone until the next week. (I spray the leaves lightly with food and spray some of it into the water I use to water it.)
After my orchid bloomed, I didn't know that it might re-bloom from the same spike. So...I cut it off. I've been caring for it and waiting for about a year. I watched little nubs develop. I watched a new spike grow and develop tiny buds. I've watched a few of the buds increase in size--one more than the other.
Today the larger bud began to open. I feel like a new grandma.
These are the pictures. I'll post more as the flower opens. And since it's been so long in coming, I've forgotten what kind of orchid it is. I think moth orchid, but I'll let you know for sure, when the bloom opens. Found the name ! Phalaenopsis Orchid
NEW ! 12/1/2016
The previous seven flowers lived several months before they began to drop off. This time, I didn't cut off the stem and I didn't have to live with the bare stem very long. Soon, my orchid began to form new buds. This time, six flowers are forming on the old stem. And, a new stem is growing! A sign of a healthy and happy plant.
May 29, 2017
My lovely orchid keeps on producing with minimal care.
June 20, 2017
The long stem is clipped up to make the full beauty of the plant apparent.
Four blossoms on the long stem and four on the new stem.
As Scripture states:
God blots out our transgressions. He promises he will not remember our sins. (Isaiah 43:25) - No guilt!
Paul wrote to the church in Rome, there is no condemnation for those in Christ. (Romans 8:1) - No guilt!
When we confess our sins, God is faithful and acts according to his law in cleansing us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) - No guilt!
All It Takes Is One Night
to Plunge the World into Darkness
Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe--until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.
Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.
Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority--to keep Shelby and her son safe--could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.
As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.
In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.
Read my review of Deep Shadows on the BellaOnline Christian Living site.
The mundane becomes inspiration.