I’m back! I know, it’s been awhile since my last post (as usual). My orchids are still adjusting to our new apartment, and though I’ve lost a couple that were doing poorly even before our move, most of them seem to be pretty happy here. I’ve also achieved my first African violet bloom in about two years!
Lately, I’ve been attempting to revive my Mule Ear Oncidium, which I grew mounted on a slab of tree fern for years. After our move I un-mounted it from the slab, which was beginning to disintegrate, and cut off a whole hell of a lot of rotten roots. The plant has put out many new growths over the years but it has never really thrived or bloomed, and it had become clear to me that it was time for a change. I mean, look at the base of this poor thing:
Now that we’ve settled into our apartment in DC, I thought I would share my new orchid growing setup here. We’re rending a condo on the top floor of a 4-ish story building (the bottom floor is an English basement). Our apartment gets mostly northern exposure, which is not great for orchids, but one room has a brighter, eastern-facing window…and we have a loft and several skylights!
Phew! It’s been awhile since I posted about my move to Washington, DC. Well, I’ve been here for almost a month now! I’ve finally reached the point where I feel settled enough start exploring my new city. So last Friday morning I took my first ride on the DC Circulator over to the National Mall, where I hit up the Hirshhorn Musem. Everyone else is visiting this museum for the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit, but I went because it’s hosting an orchid exhibit through May 14!
The promo code is good through Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
You’re probably wondering what my announcement is. Well, after 15 years of living in New York City, I’m moving to Washington, DC! My husband’s business is expanding there and at some point over the last six months it became clear that it would make more sense for him to move to DC than for him to commute between the two cities on a frequent basis. There was no real reason for us to keep our apartment in Brooklyn simply for me to stay here…so we’re packing up all of our stuff and ripping the NYC bandaid off.
The calendar features 12 months’ worth of original orchid photographs taken by yours truly.
Because today is Black Friday it’s a great time to buy: Zazzle has a promo code that gives you 40% off calendars! My calendar is regularly priced at $27.15, but today only you can get it for $16.29. All you need to do is enter the promo code BLACKFRISAVE at checkout. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a Brooklyn Orchids calendar for yourself or for the orchid fanatic in your life! I’ll be ordering my own today too. 🙂
Thank you in advance for all of your support, and I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!
I love having some blooms around the house! I returned from San Diego Comic-Con two weeks ago to find a nice plump bud on my Cattleya Mrs. Herbert Greaves from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and a second bud in development. The first bloom opened up last week: