09 October 2010

Brooke is Singing Again!

There she goes . . .


Singing and attracting everyone
including the ants!
(That's my other hand hugging our Hoya plant Adi!)

She does not waste time in showing off.
She uncurls her little buds in a day . . .

But two to three buds at a time . . .

. . . and sings like a diva
on a hot day!

Oh, but I love Brooke!
And oh, how I love to see her
again and again . . .


Brooke is the name I call this gorgeous orchid in Heaven. It blooms regularly and it grows to about three feet long, falling almost to the plant below it which is why I named it Brooke (like falling water) and inspired by our friend and webmistress Brooke Lee of DogsWithBlogs (where my dogs are members for years!) and who is also the patient and loving guardian of our friend Opy, a senior dog like my dogs Sweepy and Sumo! If you are a regular reader of my blog you would know that I am pretty clueless with actual names of plants, flowers and critters that I find in our little house called Heaven which is why I name them differently! This orchid Brooke grows without chemical fertilizers and loves the morning sun. My sister Luchie (the real gardener) clumps several of the orchids in one pot and hangs them with coconut husks or strapped to one of Yvon's (our avocado tree!) trimmed branch. Which is why they sometimes bloom and flower simultaneously in one pot!

This is my flower contribution to Maia's MacroFlowerSaturday and for Sunday's TodaysFlowers of Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Sandy! Have a beautiful, pain-free (for all our sick friends especially those battling with cancer! We're praying for you!), stress-free, naturally scented, and love-full weekend!

15 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks for all the info on these precious little buds. They are exquisite.

Kebeni said...

OMG! That orchid is just divine, you are very lucky

Ann said...

lovely orchids, these days, I just go to places where there are flowers. Too lazy to grow plants

BJ Roan said...

I wish I could grow orchids, but my thumb is more black than green, so I content myself with admiring from afar. Beautiful shots!

Jama said...

The orchid is so tiny and pretty!

Viola said...

Very lovely flowers! Orchids are magic, I think.. :) Have a nice weekend Lui, in your lovely Heaven! :)

bfarr said...

I really enjoy the photographic stories you tell about your plant family/friends. The orchids are lovely and delicate. Have a nice weekend.

maiaT said...

This is a lovely orchid. It is the greatest satisfaction to see them blooming all the time. You are so lucky to live in the perfect climate for them.
I have so many problems with my orchids.

Beautiful weekend to you too.

Judy said...

I love the colours of these tiny flowers! I am so glad you have included your hand, so we can see just how small they are!

Denise said...

Hi Lui, I love how you have given your orchid a name. Brooke is very beautiful :)

LC said...

Wow, what a fun orchid with all those buds... is it a cymbidium? L

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous buds. my mom talks to her orchids. do you?:p

Rambling Woods said...

I name the wildlife in my yard so why not the flowers and plants..beautiful

Evelyn said...

This is beautiful. I love orchids,