Thursday, January 14, 2010
What do you call orchids that bloom in the winter? Winter orchids! or winter blooming orchids... I like winter orchids better. That's why I am going to write about winter orchids and tell you what I think makes them so special.
First of all, as we all know, it's cooler in the winter. Inside the orchid greenhouse is not so hot yet with temperature controlled greenhouses, the ambiance (is that the word) of the greenhouse feels very mild. In other words, it's not so hot! Orchid flowers enjoy heat (but not too hot) and the warmer they are the faster they bloom. When it's cooler, the orchid flowers seem to bloom for months. Some orchids have stayed in bloom for nine months. Wow! And it's cooler in the greenhouse. :)
Next, the bright colors of the orchid flowers contrast starkly with the grey of the winter sky. Things do get a little gloomy in winter, but the color of blooming orchids can take your breath away! You can't help but smile coming in from the winter, into a greenhouse filled with blooming orchids.
Lastly, winter orchids come in all sizes but none as beautiful as cymbidiums. In California, our cymbidium orchids bloom big time. With so many new color varieties now available in the cymbidium orchid family, you can't help but select a beautiful plant that will last for a life time is properly cared for.
I like winter orchids because they stay in bloom for a long time, come in every color of the rainbow and can put a smile on an angry person and lastly, cymbidium orchids are in bloom in winter, woohoo!
Posted by Steve Peralta at 1:14 PM