Orchids in the back yard


Every summer here in Florida we are given a treat to help deal with the heat...a festival of backyard orchids.

Orchids, the biggest family of plants in the world, are really plants of opportunity. In Central and South America they become pests since they will grow anywhere. Only here in "civilization" do we feel the need to give them great care and act like they are in need of "kid glove" treatment.

Seems like every year some new ones turn up that people have discarded or given me, so I just hang them in a tree, toss some turf fertilizer on them when doing the lawn, squirt them with the hose if I have it out and voila! big blooms.
Blogging from sub-tropical Jupiter
Richard Sites
Jupiter/Tequesta Realtor