Saturday, July 16, 2016

Free Style - Stokes Aster

I have been going to physical therapy for three weeks now since recovering from our car accident. Besides that we are in the moving process to our much smaller house. It's been really hectic, busy and tiresome these couple months. I feel like I need to have calm and quiet time for myself. Doing Ikebana is my meditation!
Materials: Stokes aster, Solomon seal, and walking stick.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Lady's Slipper Orchid - Pinocchio

The Paphiopedilums are called "Lady's Slippers". My Paphiopedilum is also called "Pinocchio" because it  keeps blooming, and the stem is growing longer and longer like Pinocchio's nose. This is one of my favorite orchids. I have been growing this orchid for many years. I also divided my first one into another plant a few years ago. These two lady's slippers have been blooming every year ever since. The continuously growing stems produce the sequential blooming flowers which can last for months. (6/9,7/4 and 7/15/2016)