What do you do with them once they lose all their blooms, just let em wait it out? Does it mean they're dead? I got a few for my birthday and they had lots of blooms on them then but now, there is one bloom left!
I find that orchids are the ballerina's of the house plants ... ever so delicate, but their presence always stands out. I have found that mine have had seasons of bloom. Mine always are grateful if I mist them (roots & leaves) with plenty of fresh water. They also make slow release fertilizer for orchids...they are like little beads that you tie up in an old stocking (I use pieces of black stockings & tie it up to the size of a ping pong ball or a little smaller). Tucked under and amongst the roots, they release a bit of fertilizer when you mist them.
Gennine, I've spent time this weekend reading your blog from the beginning to the present. What stands out to me is your joy in creating, and your amazing talent. Even my husband sat with me as we oooo-d and ahhhh-d over your birds, flowers, and unbelievable imagination. Thank you for sharing your vision on your blog. You are a tremendous inspiration and bring a lot of joy and beauty to the world. And your orchids are gorgeous!!
Ah. Orchids... isn't it funny the more you ignore them the better they are? I was given two and I am very fond of them.... if I love them too much they threaten to die on me.. so I have to growl at them and splosh water over them/ mist them while hurling insults about work. Seems to work. Flower abuse. Also maybe the shorter stems are from the light? Lack of or too much?