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Irene paints her thumbs green

Three amigos

I bought three orchids but only two made it.  

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DR orchid, II

My second orchid from Duran Reade @ Penn Station. Here is my first, the lime green.

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Purple flower

They’re cut flowers from supermarket … very lovely. The dried ones are from July 24.  

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Free Impatiens balsamina 凤仙花

I got this flower pot for free at my local supermarket. The sticker inside reads Grape.

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DR, Lime green orchid

A lime green orchid from Duane & Reade /Walgreen. I got a second one in July.   

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A panda

Does this orchid look like panda or Beijing Opera? And more: pinky, whity, BJ Opera. It lasted to May 4.  

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Beijing Opera

An orchid, from Trader Joe’s. And panda, pinky, whity. The last few petals or flowers dropped April 26.   

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Farm to table

Without enough sun, the chives are so thin and few.  

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Flower

 

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Pure color orchid

As I was walking out of Whole Foods Supermarket @ 2101 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030, I spotted this whitish orchid – pure colore @ $10. The supermarket is now part of Amazon empire and I got $1 off as prime … Continue reading

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Blue ufo

Hydrangea  

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几盆兰花寄思念

My orchids this morning: 50 years of pain and longing … The elegant calligraphy was by my grandma. Both my mom and her mom had very handsome calligraphy. 几盆兰花寄思念. 书法是我外婆的 – 她们母女的书法都非常漂亮.         

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Budding orchid

From buds to flowers – this orchid is from Costco June 2015 which also bloomed in spring 2016.  

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Mother’s Day – common daisy

The cut flowers are definitely last longer now.  They used to come with a pack of power that you put into the vase, mixing in the water to fertilize. But now the pack has all but disappeared and the flowers … Continue reading

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Carnation 康乃馨

For a while I liked this kind of flower very much. Buying nothing but carnation. But then for reason unclear, I moved on, finding elegance and beauty in orchid, Tulips, and calla lily. Sometimes, I’d recall an encounter that involved … Continue reading

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Orchid in a silve tank

This orchid from 2015 is blooming, the third time ..       On May 26th, 2018  

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My orchid corner

After visiting the orchid show at NYBG, thought of having my own …

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December orchid from Trader Joe’s

They both are from Trader Joe’s. The dark one @ $13, with 3 bulbs; the lighter one is from last month. The dirt looks different. I like their service. Today the young cashier checks my pack of eggs and found one … Continue reading

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