My week in photos as part of Project 365:
This week has been quite culinary-focussed!
Friday 30 January 2009
The two flowers on my orchid are in full bloom.
Saturday 31 January 2009
It is 26 °C today. Ms Constantine and I reward our craft-focussed shopping trip with some icey pineapple cranberry slushies.
Sunday 1 February 2009
Ms Constantine and I make pancakes for breakfast on this first day of February. We top the pancakes with rock melon, banana, lemon sugar, and I also add maple syrup to mine :)
Monday 2 February 2009
Hubby decides it’s been long enough waiting for the homebrew. A bottle is cracked open and tasted. Not quite long enough after all.
Tuesday 3 February 2009
Free lunch at work is always good.
Wednesday 4 February 2009
We have a morning tea for a team member’s farewell. There is *lots* of cake – yum!
We went away on Friday to Napier for the long weekend, and when we got back today my Phalaenopsis orchid was in bloom. Only one flower has opened up and there will only be two in total, but it’s so exciting.
I’m glad that I hadn’t completely butchered my poor orchid when I pruned it.
My orchid is so close to blooming again!
I got it as a wedding present in February which was when it was last in flower.
After several weeks the flowers began dropping off. There were two stalks, and after some investigation online, I decided to cut one of them off, just above the first eye from the base, to encourage new growth.
Unfortunately this didn’t work and the stalk stub just rotted.
So, after some more investigation, I found that I could cut back anywhere along the stalk as long as it was just above an eye. I cut back the remaining stalk leaving about two thirds, and kept a close eye on it for a few weeks.
Then I had Ms. Constantine look after it for me while we were overseas for six weeks. When I got it back it had a new shoot growing out of the cut stalk!
It’s been growing ridiculously fast ever since (about 20cm in the last two months) and now there are buds. I will probably have flowers again when I get back from our end-of-year festivities. Can’t wait!