The state of the Bay Window Print
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:35
Orchids and Amaryllis

Winter in the Window

As you can see, I like to keep it summer ALL the time... The amaryllis both turned out to be red! Funny, I had a hibiscus patio plant that started out with peachy flowers and returned next season with red flowers. Anyway, two of the orchids are sitting in front of the Aerogardens... They had to be rescued from scale bugs. These are nasty little bugs that have to be removed by hand (unless you like spraying stuff that is usually not so good for you either). I have to check the orchids every week or so for these critters. Thing is, I don't know where they come from. I have a a few palms, bamboo, christmas cactus, jade plant, etc. but these bugs don't seem to bother them. They just seem to like orchid leaves. Maybe I'll try some homemade soap spray on them next.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2010 07:49