May 24, 2013

The Yard Full of Flowers


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!

2 comments:

  1. wonderful flowers ! :) green thumbs up ;)

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    1. Oh I love that "green thumbs up!" :D

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