We Have a Baby!!!

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When I visited the Orchid Estates in Santa Barbara last summer, I wanted to get a different kind of orchid than all my others, so I chose a angraecum didieri, which is an epiphyte.  (Impressed yet?)  It is mounted on a piece of cork and hangs on the wall.  They are not parasites, but rather have a symbiotic relationship with their host.  That’s all well and good, but I wanted a blossom.

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I faithfully watered it all fall.  Nothing.  Not even a bud.  All of a sudden about 2 weeks ago, I saw a little bud, and that bud has burst on the scene with this little, delicate, white bloom.  It has a beautiful fragrance that becomes stronger in the night.

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Mama is happy!

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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11 Responses to We Have a Baby!!!

  1. Darla Welchel says:

    Congratulations! Boy or girl?

  2. Congratulations. Nice job. A beautiful flower too.

  3. coastalcrone says:

    Congratulations! I have never tried orchids but do admire them.

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