Successful Sunday

Potted orchids - original photo by Anna @LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (187471)
Switzerland
September 21, 2015 3:23am CST
I am back to my virtual world, after two busy days due to the guests who attended our Sunday lunch. I am glad that, despite my fears, the lunch has been a success. The wife of our friend has appreciated everything I prepared, it has been a great and pleasant surprise. My friends brought as gift the beautiful purple orchid that you can see in the picture. I have no experience of potted orchids, I do not even know the proper frequency of watering and if they need a sunny spot or shade. I am going to search online, but if you have some tips to share I will be glad to learn from you.
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@SIMPLYD (86372)
• Philippines
21 Sep 15
Oh wow, that potted orchid is so beautiful . I hope you can apply your green thumb to that flower and give me some too.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
LOL, I never keep potted plants inside, I hope not to kill this one.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD This is the reason why I avoid to keep potted flowers inside the house, for a reason or another they die after a few weeks.
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@RasmaSandra (21043)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Lovely orchid. Sorry no tips to share. Glad to hear your lunch worked out alright. Here's a link you can try houseplants.about.com › ... › Orchids & Bromeliads › Orchids
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@sofssu (17854)
21 Sep 15
OH wow lucky you.. I love orchids. Since I live in a tropical climate I water every other day. I feed my plants every other week. I mist them lightly almost every day during the hottest part of the day. I keep mine on a sunny window.. but not under the direct sun.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
Thank you so much for those useful tips. I have put them on the right window. I have to remember to mist them. One of my neighbor is a fan of orchids, he have a greenhouse full of orchids. I should pay him a visit.
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@sofssu (17854)
22 Sep 15
@LadyDuck You have resources right near you. May be he will let you into his secret sometime. They are slightly fussy plants but worth all the trouble. The flowers last and last for months and I have one which keeps putting out five or six stalks of flowers. Its amazing.,
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
@sofssu This morning more flowers opened, I have misted the plant I have to find a specific nutrient to feed the plant once a week.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
21 Sep 15
I wondered where you were. What a glorious plant, it is quite exquisite.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
@thea09 I was busy with guests, a friend of my husband with a choosy wife. I had stressed all Saturday wondering what to prepare. I am glad it's Monday.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
21 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I hope she appreciated your cooking, I know I would.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
@thea09 She appreciated and I am glad she did because the planning for this lunch has stressed me all the week.
@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
21 Sep 15
Good Morning Anna - I am pleased your Sunday went well - now I find myself in the kitchen getting ready for the BRITISH Ballet examiner to arrive tonight - Examine Ballet tomorrow and I must feed her all kinds of goodies - 5 meals altogether.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
Oh poor Lany, five meals are a lot of food to prepare. I have some leftover from yesterday, for a couple of days no cooking for me. Good luck with your Ballet.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
22 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I managed well - luckily it was 5 meals for ONE person
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
@Inlemay Wow, this sounds a bit better.
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@vandana7 (68969)
• India
22 Sep 15
It is awesome. Though I do not have any experience in this and I can't really give you tips, I believe we all should stop those bouquet gifts, and opt to give a living plant instead as I am concerned about population of bees. One more thing, I could not understand "...I waited for a Sunday lunch". I have never come across such expression so far. At first I thought that should have been "at", but it was still a bit unusual for me.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
Those are not cut flowers, it is a potted plant and they must stay inside in our country because outside is too cold. English is not my mother language, I sure make some mistakes.
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@vandana7 (68969)
• India
22 Sep 15
@LadyDuck ..Neither is English my mother tongue. I enjoy interacting because it hopefully will improve my language. As can be seen from above you used "potted plant" which is the right expression, and I used "living plant", which is wrong. :)
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@bluesa (15223)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep 15
Hello @LadyDuck :-). I am gald your Sunday went well and all meals were a success. I am terrible with plants and flowers, so I hope you found some information on the internet that could help.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I found something, I am trying to find a place where to keep the pot, it seems it needs full light, but not direct sun. In winter this is becoming a problem here. The days are short and grey.
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@bluesa (15223)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep 15
@LadyDuck , that could be a problem, I hope that you find the right light it needs, and that there are some sunny days for it and for you, this winter.
@cahaya1983 (10036)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 15
They're very pretty! And the vase matches the color of the orchids, too. I don't have orchids myself, but most of the species that I've read about require partial sunlight. You can look up more information about orchid care tips online, there are so many resources.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
I have noticed that they choose a vase that matches the orchids. I have found many tips online, it would be a shame to kill those beautiful flowers.
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• Guangzhou, China
22 Sep 15
so beautiful the flower is! I have meet this flower before so have no idea for it. Maybe you should ask someone who may grow flowers will give you some suggestion.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
I have checked online, during the weekend I am going to ask to my neighbor he has dozens of those plants.
@valmnz (13168)
• New Zealand
22 Sep 15
That is a beautiful gift. I'm glad your lunch with the fussy wife went well.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
Val, after they were gone, I felt so tired, I believe it was the end of the stress. At least now I know what she likes. I have wrote in my agenda what I served. The next time I will be less stressed.
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• Indonesia
21 Sep 15
That's beautiful orchid, ana! I don't have experience with orchid unfortunately. But I'm sure you'll get what you want from internet
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
I think I had enough tips online to keep the orchid alive, at least I hope.
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@garymarsh6 (14732)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 15
What a lovely thoughtful gift for you. I usually buy my wife orchids as she likes them so much. I do have one tip for you Anna. Never let me look after them for you as I forget to water them if you were on holiday. Although I might remember the day before you get back?
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
I also love orchids, they are my favorite flowers. I had a bouquet of white orchids when I married. My Mother has several plants from years, I am going to ask her.
• United States
21 Sep 15
I don't know anything about caring for an orchid but it really is pretty
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
I have checked online and I am going to ask to my Mother and to one of my neighbor. They are pretty plants, I hope to keep it alive.
@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
21 Sep 15
Orchids are not the easiest plants but I think you need to avoid over watering. It is a beautiful plant that is for sure.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I wonder if not to bring the plant to my Mom, she loves those flowers and has a plant from at least 5 years.
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 15
I'm really glad that everything went well with the meal, I know how worried you were. That's a lovely orchid, but I don't know anything about them. Someone gave me one once, and I chucked it out once the flowers were done. Apparently I should have kept it as it would flower again.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I forgot that one of my neighbor is an orchids maniac, he has dozens of plants inside a greenhouse in his garden, it's only 5 minutes from us, I am going to ask him... let's hope not to stay there for hours.
@Blondie2222 (22851)
• United States
21 Sep 15
I'm glad it all turned out well in the end and she enjoyed your meal and i'm sure the company also. Love the orchid, I never had them either so I know nothing about them.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
We spent a wonderful afternoon chatting all together. She even asked for more cake, it was a surprise for me.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Sep 15
How wonderful that you were able to please the picky eater. The orchid is beautiful, but I am afraid I don't know anything about them at all. I hope you find good information, it would be a shame if it didn't thrive.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I wonder what happened to the picky eater, she looked very different yesterday... weird! About the orchids I am checking online, I do not want to kill them.
@ison_1 (1241)
21 Sep 15
Glad it all went well. I have no clue about orchids or potted plants! hi Anna
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I am pretty good with gardening, but no clues about potted plants in general. When I go to see my Mother I will bring her the orchids.
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@allknowing (72726)
• India
21 Sep 15
I truly like the idea of giving plants as gifts rather than flowers which are thrown away. You must search the Net and I am sure you will know how to tend this beautiful orchid.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I have found some useful tips, now I have put the vase on a window, so it can gets natural light, I need to avoid direct sun.
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
21 Sep 15
It's nice to come to a new site and find so many user names and photos one knows. I still have to find my way around, though. I joined only yesterday.
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@skysnap (18210)
21 Sep 15
There was a rain at my place. However I had fun with the other stuff. I also spent time on periscope. Good to hear that you had a good time this sunday. We are in asia and officially monday afternoon right now. :)
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I have not yet understood how periscope works, I have to give it a better look.