Thursday, April 22, 2010
SPRING AND NEW BEGINNINGS
Spring is here! Well, actually, it has been here for over a month, but now it has finally blessed my north-facing window garden with floriferous abundance! This is the first time my paphiopedilum has bloomed since I bought it last summer. It is a hybrid labeled Incantation x Cocoa Cherry, and was a wine-red lady slipper bloom that lasted quite a while before finally drying up. Now we wait. I hope the bud doesn't blast. That would be disappointing.
A little background...
I am the proud resident of a north-facing condo in downtown Chicago. My home possesses beautiful skyline views, lake Michigan peaking out from between towering high-rises, and plenty of light all day long. Plenty of indirect light. No direct sun. Ever.