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January 18, 2010


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That beautiful crystal stake will surely convince it to bloom:)

It really looks like the end result will be worth the wait.


Oh I love your stake Kathleen! It looks like a beauty with that dark slipper too. Of course I have yet to see any Paph that was not knock your socks off gorgeous. A hint, warmer temps speed up the opening once it reaches that stage. If you have a warmer room, that would help it open. :-)


Ohhhhhhh I can hardly wait. Love your stake now that is really fancy!

jodi (bloomingwriter)

Isn't she a tease! But it'll all be worth it when she finally makes the big reveal.


Thanks for the tip Frances. Unfortunately, she's been in the warmest spot in my house this whole time. :-(
But we have to be close now!!


Well it was worth the wait thats for sure

Peggy organicgrowinpains

Hi Kathleen, I am visiting all of the Gardening by letter participants to say Hi and a big Thank you for all of the lovely gifts and cards I received.I was holding my breath while reading down your post! I will definitely be back again to see the finally revealed bloom!

Sweet Bay

Wow, I had no idea that an orchid bud could take so long to open!! However, it looks like it's going to be worth the wait. :)


Now, now Kathleen, don't be hasty. It will bloom on it's own time, and it looks like it won't be long now. My orchids buds are very slow too. Argh! I've never grown cyclamen before either, so try it! My teapot planter really is a planter, I found it at Marshall's on clearance for $5!


It's going to be so pretty! I had no idea they could take so long to open. Can't wait to see it all the way open!


Oh you tease!! I can't wait..this is pretty exciting.


It does look to be a winner, Kathleen. I'm not patient either. I had a Gardenia bud that formed last summer and still hasn't bloomed. My guess is that it's waiting for warm weather and longer days. Gee, that sounds familiar.


The wait is half the fun! It looks like it will really be worth the wait too.

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