Brooklyn Orchids

Brooklyn Orchids 2019 Calendar is Now Available

12 Months’ Worth of Orchid Photography by Yours Truly

I have a confession: I meant to announce my 2019 calendar before Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but I completely forgot. Marketing fail! In my defense, my mind has been occupied with new house stuff, and we were traveling over Thanksgiving.

Anyway…the 2019 Brooklyn Orchids Calendar is now in my Zazzle store! Ta-da!Brooklyn Orchids 2019 Calendar

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New Orchid Blooms (Finally)!

First New Blooms in Some Time

It happened! One of my orchids finally rebloomed! I updated my blog a little while back about a new spike on my NOID Trader Joe’s orchid. I could tell that the first bloom would probably open up while we were in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving, but to my surprise, two blooms had opened by the time we returned on Monday night:

Trader Joe's Phal in bloom

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Orchid and Life Update

It’s been a long time since I wrote a post here. To be honest, I’ve been focusing more on my personal blog and my Instagram accounts. But I wanted to write a little update on a couple of my orchids and give a general update on my life.

First of all, I have one orchid in spike! Just one probably doesn’t sound that exciting, but most of my orchids haven’t bloomed in years. So I am psyched!

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Smith College Botanic Garden Visit

This past weekend my husband and I traveled to Northampton, Massachusetts for a wedding. The town happens to be home to Smith College, and we discovered after arriving that the school has a botanic garden right on campus. So the day after the wedding we headed over to check out the Lyman Conservatory on the picturesque property.

Lyman Conservatory at Smith College

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Orchid Care: How To Fertilize Orchids

A few of my orchids in bloom

I recently updated my post on how to water orchids, and because fertilizing orchids goes hand in hand with watering, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this topic as well.

Like all living things, orchids need nutrition in order to thrive. Feeding orchids is an important part of caring for them and eventually getting them to rebloom. This post will focus specifically on fertilizing Phalaenopsis (moth) orchids because Phals are the most common orchids for beginners, available everywhere from your local florist to Ikea and Trader Joe’s. Read more

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