"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Wordless Wednesday June 5, 2019

Russell's Great Grandmother's Orchid Cactus

When we moved up to Vancouver WA
late last year we didn't have enough room
for our two huge Orchid Cactus in our house.
So they hung out in the dark cold garage.
We watered them and then fertilized them
right before we brought them out in April.
Amazingly once we brought them out 
one of the cactus put out a prodigious amount
of flower buds. Look at this gorgeous plant!
We inherited these two plants as no one else
wanted them. They do take up a lot of space.
But they are so beautiful and the flowers smell divine!
Once it becomes too cold this fall,
into the garage they will go.
Have a lovely Wednesday.


  1. You're keeping them alive - that's great!

  2. They are amazing! So pretty.

  3. If you make room for beautiful plants, they will reward you with a stunning display. Have a blessed week.

  4. They are most beautiful. I'm glad you kept them. I would have too.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug to you both and lots of lovies to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  5. They are frightened by this rude treatment into beautiful blooms.

  6. They sure are pretty! Love the elephant planter too.

  7. They look blooming beautiful (excuse the pun)

    Have prettytastic week :-)

  8. Beautiful! I've never seen catcus orchids before, they're amazing.

  9. Beautiful flowers, and a fascinating plant stand!


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