On the Hunt for Joy Challenge – Flowers

Like Cee whose latest On the Hunt for Joy Challenge is Put Flowers next to your bed, I do not appreciate cut flowers indoors. They usually set off my allergic rhinitis.

However we do grow flowering houseplants including the orchid which featured in an earlier post for Cee’s challenge. We have had the orchid in this post much longer. It was a gift from a friend a few years ago. It has been in flower for months already this year and the flowers have not begun to drop yet.

On the Hunt for Joy – Week 17 – Start a (Cutting) Garden

This week’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge from Cee Neuner is about gardening. Our most exciting cutting  is featured in this post, but I’d like to tell the story behind the pictures first. Not every picture tells its own story!

About two years ago my mother received an orchid for Christmas. Once it had finished flowering, a friend cut off the dead part of the stems hoping for more flowers. Instead of new flower buds, a baby plant appeared on each stem. Last autumn (fall) Hubby removed them and we brought them home (on a train journey of over 300 miles). Hubby potted them up in special pots and compost. A few weeks ago I noticed that one of them has a new stem with at least one flower bud. That makes all the effort worthwhile.