I was recently given a lovely plant, a Neofinetia falcata, by one of my orchid pals, Capt. Joe. This is a beautiful miniature orchid, from Japan, which will bloom in a year or so, with sprays of spectacular white, sweetly fragrant flowers. I “potted” it, in a giant tun shell, into which I’d drilled several drain holes. Neo seems to be thriving in this new environment, in bright light (but no direct sunlight), where I water it every other day.
Now in bloom, is one of my very favorite “mini-cats”:
When this little beauty shows her face, I know spring is here in full force.
I have a few more orchids pushing spikes, and then we’re on to the “hot, humid, and RAINY season”. Where not much happens, bloom-wise, but where the orchids and other patio dwellers put on foliage and size, and thrive in our tropical paradise.