Tuesday, July 27, 2021

My first ever Phalaenopsis Orchid to reflower



I have been growing orchids since I was about 18. Roughly 47 years. I have grown lots of different varieties, but the one thing I could never do was get a Phalaenopsis to re-flower once it’s initial flowers died. Until this week. At the urging of a dear friend I bought an LED grow light panel and hung it in front of my temporary orchid stand, and within about a month the baby spike showed itself. I am so thrilled to see this darling. I adore the pink. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Can you believe it, I bought a house!!!



I am lucky enough to live on one of the Gulf Islands off the West Coast of Canada. Quiet, rural, small… And I’m also lucky enough to have had my offer on this ‘full of potential’ house accepted. 

As you can see the .37 acre yard is pretty much virgin and that is exciting. The soil in this area is not good so there will be much amending to do. (You will notice the two very stunted lilac trees in the lawn) But that is a project I am excited to start. What it does have here, is water. Which is quite rare on the island. 

I am anxious to share this journey with you. I take possession in about a month, so we will continue this part of my story then…