My Orchids Are Blooming

purple orchid flower
My Orchids are blooming and they are beautiful. I have four orchids, and two are actually blooming, and two are almost ready to flower. The photo below shows the buds on one of those two plants.
orchid budding
purple orchid flower
This last photo is an orchid that was given to me by our neighbors when they moved to Utah. I previously wrote about the Corn Plant that they also gave me. I hope they see my two posts, so they can see their plants are being well cared for, and that we are enjoying having them in our home.

The Corn Plant a Beautiful Air Purifier

Corn Plant
The Corn Plant, Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ is a beautiful natural, indoor air purifier. Yesterday I wondered which were the most popular plants, so I did some online research. While looking, I came across the Corn Plant. It makes an ideal house plant because it is easy to take care of and naturally cleans the air.

Unfortunately I also learned that Corn plant is toxic to dogs and cats.  If the plant is ingested, vomiting and increased salivation can occur.

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Miniature Roses


Miniature roses are very popular for both indoors and out. They prefer direct sunlight outdoors and bright light indoors. Their height can be anywhere from 6 to 36 inches. Most bloom continuously throughout the growing season and give you a lot of color in a small space, and are perfect for a small yard or balcony. I gave the above plant to my husband for Valentine’s Day this year, and it’s doing really well. I like to plant our miniature roses outside in the garden. They grow best in zones 4-11 and our growing zone here in this part of Southern California is zone 10. You can see from the photo above, that this newest addition seems to be very happy in its new home. I’m looking forward to lots of beautiful flowers once it’s fully established.