It appears that the southern vacation of the Arctic cold is finally over and it is departing to return back north. The wind here has shifted back from the north to the east coming now off of the ocean and with it temperatures in the 70's.
Most of my plants seem to be in really good shape, to my surprise.
My Tulip experiment has started to send up a few visible sprouts now.
I planted the bulbs on 12-23-2009. It will be interesting to see what turns out from these . That is one of the things I like about gardening is that you can always experiment and maybe learn something in the process.
I had been concerned on how the Hillbilly Dendrobium Orchid would fare in the freeze but it seems happy.
It is still growing it's flower stalk and is halfway blooming apparently none the worst from the cold.
This is my first Orchid that I grew and I am kind of partial to it. It is attached to a tree so I could not bring it inside for protection from the freezing weather.
This is one of the Phalaenopsis type that is sending out it's flower spike.
Best I can recall it will have a solid yellow flower bloom.
It hammers in one of my garden lessons learned . Update your plant markers from time to time with pertinent info before you forget. Some how I now have 17 Orchids of assorted types and somehow get them mixed up with one another.
It has new buds getting ready to open into more flowers on the tract. It has been in bloom since Thanksgiving with more blooms on the way.
That's the update. Time now to get back outside and soak up some of that South Florida sunshine. It's great to feel all warm and toasty without the jacket.