My Birthday Orchid

I was just as pleased to visit the orchid place and snap away, snap away.  But hubby decided I should have one for my very own.  Funny, if I care for it according to the directions, the owner said it could outlive me.  I asked him if he was a prophet.

So happy birthday to me today.  It now has 10 blossoms to bless me with.

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40 Responses to My Birthday Orchid

  1. sle says:

    Happy Birthday! The orchid is beautiful!!

  2. Mitzi says:

    The orchid is stunning!!! Happy Birthday!

  3. What a beautiful orchid = purple, no less. Aren’t you a lucky lady? Many happy returns, to you and your orchid!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Oh my – so beautiful. My two orchids haven’t bloomed in weeks … guess my green thumb is more like gangrene!

  5. SR says:

    Happy Birthday to you! The orchids seem to represent you so well! Beautiful! God Bless, SR

  6. danitacahill says:

    Happy, happy birthday to you, Lilly! And congrats on your orchid. May you both live long and prosper!

  7. Happy Birthday. What a beautiful orchid.

  8. dorannrule says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLY! And what a sweet gift from your sweet hubby. The orchid is gorgeous! I have heard they thrive on neglect. Do you suppose that’s true?

  9. melodylowes says:

    Happy Birthday, Lilly! Hope your day was filled with good things!

  10. kontraktor says:

    beautiful purple orchid…:

  11. rutheh says:

    Happy Birthday to you. The orchids are beautiful.

  12. tootlepedal says:

    Happy birthday. A lovely flower to celebrate with.

  13. gingerbreadcafe says:

    Happy Birthday! what a beautiful colour.

  14. grand-player says:

    Heard that you water with an ice cube……that way, can’t overwater and as it slowly melts….don’t know for sure, as I have a black thumb……..but, happy birthday and here’s to you outliving the orchid……….

    • The guy said you wait till they are totally dry, then you soak with good drainage over the sink drain. 20 minutes later, soak again and completely drain. Then let dry out again. I didn’t water mine for 3 weeks the first time. We’ll see if it works.

  15. nonoymanga says:

    Beautiful flora, lovely texture!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  16. Christine says:

    I’m very late, but Happy Birthday to you! May you outlive your orchid. Or… Ummm… remember to water it, though.

  17. katehobbs says:

    This is a stunning colour for an orchid. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful flower with us. Orchids are one of my favourite flowers.

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