another reblooming orchid


morning light and a little coffee now and again seems to be the trick for getting my orchids to rebloom.






i brought this one inside b/c i thought the color would be perfect for easter.









sitting next to this old topiary ball  it looks pretty good.




joining jane and the gang for flowers in the house at

small but charming


looking forward to this fresh new day.

xo
janet


39 comments

  1. I hope your heart is at ease and your day is as beautiful as your orchid.

    xo Jane

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  2. I just got a forchid(ff) because my house is too darn cold for a real one! Yours is beautiful.
    x

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  3. That is a beautiful orchid, mine have just started to rebloom too, it takes ages but it's so economical, I used to bin them.

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  4. People who so quick to point out the flaws of other always fail to look in the mirror! You stay true to yourself, Jane. I love your blog. You had me at the Hanes v-neck men's t-shirts. I have worn those for years and love them. I look forward every danged day to see what you have posted and you inspire me every day. xo rightbackatcha.

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  5. Janet, do you cut the stem off when it finishes blooming? I am trying to re-bloom mine.

    I love the simple fresh look of your room with the beautiful orchid.

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    1. yes, i do clean them up after blooming and put them outside where they get only morning light. it took 3 yrs to get them to rebloom!

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  6. Was the coffee for you or the orchids?! I have 3 that someone was getting rid of so I took
    them but have no idea what they like and don't like. When they bloom I just praise God
    for the miracle!!

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    1. it is a miracle to me too! i water them every once in a while with some diluted coffee and give them morning light. that's it.

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    2. I'm going to try that! Thanks for that tip!

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  7. Beautiful! You have the loving touch. I've given up on trying to get them to rebloom. They take up too much room and time for me. I have too many plants to manage in my house.

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  8. Hello Janet:
    Reblooming.....Orchid.....these two words do not go together as far as we are concerned. Indeed, keeping the plant alive whilst it is placed in a pot is a minor miracle for us!!! We have never had any success with Orchids although we absolutely love them, they are such elegant flowers. Yours is simply stunning......sigh....

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  9. How beautiful and elegant your house is, Janet. I always love it when you share it with us. I'm with the Hattatt's on orchids. I love them but they hate me, our draughty house and a pair of inquisitive cats. x

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  10. Lovely!

    I'm curious about your "I Walk The Line" artwork... is it something you created? It looks great.

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    1. I am also curious why you chose these lyrics--does the song just hold a special place for you or does it have a deeper meaning? I came across this really interesting site that describes how the song was written in reverse speech. If you are at all intrigued, listen to the utube video first and then read the author's analysis:
      http://www.theopenscroll.com/reverse.IWalkTheLine.htm
      Who knew?
      Enjoy your day:)

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  11. Your orchid is lovely and this room spectacular.

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  12. i love the song and love the lyrics so i wrote them on the chalkboard. nothing too creative about that. i think the lyrics remind me that i have a very special relationship and to treasure it each day. at least that what the song says to me. thanks for asking.

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS! Sorry, Janet. I went straight about the business of learning what it was I was really singing about when my hubby plays this song:) I hadn't read all the comments and now I see you already responded! I love what it means to you and that you chose lyrics to a song versus some type of quote or poem. It's what makes you uniquely you:)

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  13. Lovely orchid and lovely house. And I like your J Crew trench too!

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  14. What a lovely room, and a beautiful orchid. Coffee huh? Interesting.

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  15. I think morning light is the key. We had one at the office that got a few hours of morning sun and it rebloomed for me about four times....until I watered it with hot water by mistake. Don't do that. I forgot about the coffee thing. Perhaps I'll give them another try.

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  16. I have a phalanopsis (sp) orchid that has re-bloomed for me every year for the past 8 years.Don't do anything special for it but water it every week or so. It sits in a south/west window. About 4 years ago I bought some specialty orchids at Smith and Hawkins; don't remember the exact type, but really small flowers. I haven't had any luck getting them to re-bloom, until this winter when I put them both under cloches! Both re-bloomed for me! Guess they just needed the extra warmth and humidity the cloche provided!

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    1. Your plant is BEAUTIFUL! Last year, my lovely sister-n-law gave me a Phalaenopsis orchid. It was gorgeous but I hadn't a clue how to care for it. I just went by the simple directions which told me to water the moss after it dried out (about weekly), keep away from drafts and place in well sunlit space. I kept it in my kitchen window and it bloomed up with many fascinating and beautiful flowers. Then after they died off, I thought, now what? Not really knowing, I have just kept at watering the now tall, empty stem (with thick green leaves potted in moss) all Fall/Winter. Not really certain what would become of it or if I would just end up tossing it. But your post had me running in to see if anything had changed and guess what? It DID! When I look closely, I can see tiny little beginnings of new flower buds!! I'm SO excited! I loved seeing this fantastic beauty every day. I too, hope I can get 8+ years out of this beauty:) Thanks for the coffee tip, too!

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  17. What a good idea! coffee! It perks me up thoughout the day (and aren't smiles like blooms anyway?) :-) I'll be sure to give it a try on my two un-blooming orchids!
    thanks, kim

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  18. I can't ever get an orchid to last long around here let alone REbloom! It must be because I don't live in a gardener's cottage! Just saying that outloud sounds so romantic. :)

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  19. Sigh! So serene. So fresh. So pretty.
    Bliss is healing, you know...
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  20. Funny - my orchid just re-bloomed as well! Lovely pics!

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  21. Janet,
    It looks beautiful! My sister gave me one quite a while ago from Rogers Gardens and I told her I was going to get it to re-bloom on a diet of weak coffee and morning light. She was visiting this weekend...her words..."That thing is not going to rebloom, get rid of it." Taking a closer look, I think she's right. I wonder what I could be doing wrong? Okay...I just read several comments...I'm not giving up yet!
    xo
    annie

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  22. another skill you have, I have never been able to rebloom my orchids and I do love them. They last about three months, booming beautifully and then die a slow death no matter what I do. Maybe it is a climate?

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  23. I could so easily live in this room - you are living proof that less is more. The orchid and the room are both serenely beautiful.

    Barbara

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  24. 1. I will never tire of seeing photos of your lovely home.
    2. My new boss sent me a gardenia plant this weekend with a sweet note of how glad she is to have me on her team. (So nice, right?) I am in a panic because I don't want to kill it. Any suggestions for indoor plant care?

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  25. Your house is absolutely gorgeous! I can't even tell you how much I LOVE orchids. They are one of my favorite plants. They have a way of brightening up any old room. Loving your beyond perfect house and blog. xo

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  26. Oh that dining room gets me every time you post it. It is my favorite room in your charming house!
    Love the orchid too. Mine never rebloom!
    xo Dianne

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  27. Gorgeous orchid Janet! It looks so pretty in your dining room. I just brought an orchid up from the garage that is full of buds almost ready to bloom. I've been following your advice about making sure they get a.m. sun and it seems to be working! I forgot about the coffee, I might have to give that a try.

    Linda
    xo

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  28. Love the photos you take of your home! Cymbidiums are such a treat, they're so easy. One tip I found was that when repotting an overgrown plant (as in the pot is cracking) do not put them in an overly large pot. Turns out, they like being a bit snug. For some reason it makes them flower. Also I use small chunk orchid bark and no potting soil. Well, that's my two cents. :)

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  29. Just beautiful, as ever, Janet. No wonder that the orchid is happy to bloom again!

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