I've started appreciating flowers and plants after I've moved to Japan. The bustling city life that I used to spend in Singapore before I was married, gave me no time indeed, to watch a flower and give a sniff.
The cold experience of winter is one reason that makes me come to love flowers more. During the freezing season, one hardly sees any colors of plants besides bouquets. Spring on the other hand, flaunts her charm so effortlessly with colors of any bloom, and thaws the heart of any enchanted admirers.
Still, my first love is Orchids. Some readers may have already known my Phal Kun and Ran Ran ( picture on the left ). As reported in my previous post, Phal Kun and Ran Ran have suffered damages during the recent winter. While Phal Kun is stablizing well, Ran Ran is showing so sign of recovery. If this continues, I may lose Ran Ran one of these days... I shall keep on watching them and post on their progress towards end of April.
Having no blooms during Spring makes our home blue. My husband noticed the emptiness in me and has been bringing me places to look for a new Orchid plant. And here comes our new gem!
Introducing Rowndy, another Phalaenopsis species like Phal Kun and Ran Ran, known again being the ' difficult flower to grow in Japan '. I know that it's going to be another challenge, but I'm not going to be daunted by the setback of last winter! Wish me all the best! =D
I've given the name ' Rowndy ' purely by ' first feel '. Since ' Rowndy ' doesn't sound feminine, it's a boy. =) I know well most flowers are called a ' she ', but I beg to differ for the case of Orchids. For your information, the word ' Orchid ' is derived from the word ' Orchis ', which means ' testicles '. Hee hee hee...
Good Rowndy has two grown stems, heavy with bursting buds. He blends in very well with the room, with custard-like yellow and pink blushing center. He's truly a delight to look at. I shall share more on Rowndy when he's come to a full bloom!