Oncidium for Christmas


Isn’t this cute? It’s my oncidium Twinkle “Pink Profusion.” Aptly named, I think. I put it on a black blanket so you could see the colors better.

This is a small orchid as the name implies. I grow it in the same conditions as my phalaenopsis, and it blooms a couple of times a year.

I think it looks rather festive and Christmas – y, so it will occupy  the place of honor on the coffee table during the holidays.

By the way, I bought it at Trader Joe’s two years ago. These undemanding little orchids are not only charming, but inexpensive and widely available.

It’s been a busy year for me. Returning to work full time has been challenging, rewarding, and exhausting at the same time. There have been times when I have considered putting this blog to bed once and for all, but here I am, still plugging away.

If it were not for you, my dear and loyal readers who take the time to read and comment, I would not be writing this now.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday and great gardens to come.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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9 Responses to Oncidium for Christmas

  1. That orchid is lovely! And it certainly does look festive. Have a wonderful holiday!


  2. Lee says:

    I love that orchid, and I love the prices at Trader’s. Are those blooms smelling like sweet vanilla? Which is how Oncidium ‘Sharry Baby’ smells to me. Glad you’re still plugging away. You do seem to enjoy blogging.


    • dirtynailz says:

      Actually, the fragrance is rather funky and unappealing, something I am willing to overlook because the plant is so charming. I do like being able to write subjectively, but I feel a lot of pressure to keep it fresh.


  3. herbdoc says:

    Please don’t consider giving up the blog! Many, many folks enjoy reading about your adventures with plants and the environment, and it would be a great loss to all! Love the color of the oncidium; next time I’m at Trader Joe’s, I’ll have to look for one. Can’t thank you enough for letting me know about their selection and terrific prices!


    • dirtynailz says:

      I will try my best to hang in there, although the paper appears to be getting ready to add to my workload in the new year. Thanks for your posts and your support, Kathy.
      Check out the Cape and Islands orchid show the second weekend in January. Well worth attending, and lots of vendors! More info on the Ocean State Orchid Society website.


  4. cj wright says:

    I remember when you were thinking of letting the blog go in the past, dn. But you hung in there and I’m certainly glad that you did. Bloggers put a lot of pressure on themselves to produce content, but I’m happy to hear from you anytime you’re ready to share ~ without any pressure at all. Your posts always make my day better and you’ve inspired me in the garden many times.

    I love your little orchid. It really is quite festive. What a show they make! 🙂


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