The morning after I got to my grandma's house, I ventured outside to check out the yard. Because when you're a single girl living in the city, a yard is a luxury.
My grandpa passed away a year and a half ago but he loved orchids. And he loved growing them in the yard. I don't know much about orchids but I've heard that some orchids are very difficult to grow. You could say he had a green thumb for orchids. And now my grandma is taking care of them. With the way the pretty orchids are starting to bloom, I think my grandma has a green thumb, too!
These were some of my favorite plants I found around the yard.
My favorite orchid in the whole yard...love the yellow and fuchsia pink!
Another pink purple-ish orchid...doesn't it look kind of like a face?
Nago-ran (名護蘭), another favorite, is a tiny orchid named after Nago City in Okinawa.
Sennenboku (千年木) has the prettiest leaves. Gorgeous fuchsia, don't you think?
I forgot what this was called but I liked how delicate the flowers were.
Love how beautiful this hibiscus is. Hibiscus tea, not so much...but I love the flower!