Talk of Orchids
Last Friday, instead of mining my hard drive for a photo to share, I went to the Orchid Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle with a friend. It was my first time to go to a plant show and my first time to go to the Quezon Memorial Circle. I was surprised on both counts but the oppressive heat burned away all my first impressions of the place and of the event.
I plan to return on the last stretch of the show because my friend told me prices tend to go down towards the end of the show. After then I hope to be able to share more than this photo.
Knowing that thing about prices, however, did not prevent me from buying a few things for the orchid/ tillandsia garden that I am building. I also bought some herbs, which I’ve been trying to cultivate again since coming back to Manila. I got mint, basil, thyme, and rosemary. I’m happy to report that 5 days later, all of them seem to be doing well.
Last Saturday, I was surprised when I saw that my unknown orchid finally boomed after years of inactivity. I saw the buds as I was watering them and I am awaiting what they look like so I can identify them. It’s an oncidium of some kind but the flowers will make identifying them easier. I remember it came from Bicol, brought to Manila by a relative.
Definitely something to look forward to, right?