Another Orchid Group Buy
Yeah, I had new additions to my orchid collections. I’ve decided that’s it for this year. I have to grow them well and nurture them to bloom before I buy another one. I joined a WeChat group where the group leader organized a pre-order from one of the orchid show vendors. There are pros and cons to this way of buying orchids. The good thing is I have enough time to research every single item on the vendor’s catalog, and determine if my home environment is suitable for the orchid’s culture; and the price is very reasonable because we get a group buy discount. The down side is you don’t know the condition of plants you’ll be receiving. Some of them come with flower spikes, but some of them seem a little bit on the weaker side. Although vendor allows for exchange or refund, you spent all those time researching and falling in love with the orchids you ordered, it’s hard to let them go some times.
I ordered 6 plants this time:
Luckily, 2 cymbidium sinense come in with flower spikes: Jin Niao 金鸟, and Fu Cui 馥翠. Oh gosh, cymbidum sinense flowers just smell so nice. My entire dining room is filled with this light pleasant fragrance.
Cattleya Cariads Mini-Quinee Angel Kiss:
Dendrobium King Zip ‘Red Splash’:
Last but not the least, Cymbidium Goeringii Song Mei 宋梅: this plant is somewhat weaker than other orchids.
Hopefully, I can grow them well and see them bloom one day!