So to that end I'm trying to put together a blog post. If none of this makes sense, I'm sorry and I'll fix it when the meds have worn off and I'm back to my normal weirdo but cognizant self.
Back in December I decided to repot the orchids in a flask that I brought home from our trip to Hawaii in October. I had been originally told to expect about 30 viable plants from the flask. I ended up with about 45. Here are the photos from my adventures in transplanting.
|My first problem was finding the materials. I went to three stores before I found the little pots I needed. I also couldn't find the moss they recommended and had to make do with orchid potting mix that was designed for full grown orchids.|
|Then it was just a matter of sliding the plants and the potting media out into the sink.|
|The instructions made it seem soooo bloody easy. It wasn't, but then again I've never had a natural knack for gardening. A for effort F for actual result.|
|This was about the half way mark of untangling the plants.|
|This was the end result when I realized I had 45.|
|I cleared a space on the window sill of my West facing kitchen window. Right between my rosemary and pineapple sage plants.|
|Then I began filling the pots with the planting media and the wee plants, and gave them all a good watering.|
|I had neglected to think about getting actual window planter containers so I'm using old baking tins to keep the water from running everywhere.|
|I also ran out of pots so these few bitty plants ended up on a serving platter that I never use.|
|There they all are.|
|I mist them, I keep my humidifier on under the window sill there to keep them moist, and I talk to them every day. Mostly I say "for the love of all that's sweet and holy, please don't die."|