Finally it blooms

Corrine Holland of Seaford in York County was jubiliant when her dendrobium orchid finally bloomed. (Courtesy of Corrine Holland / September 13, 2007)

Corrine Holland of the Seaford area of York County shares this photo of the dendrobium orchid bloom that she's so proud of.

A year after she bought the orchid and another one at Costco, this plant finally bloomed.

"Previously, all the dendrobium plants that I had owned never rebloomed for me and actually died from my lack of knowledge about caring for them," she says.

"Now, I'm confident that I have may found the right technique."

Last year, she kept the two orchids inside near a sunny window. In May, she put them outside in a pergola that is shade by a wisteria plant.

"The orchids get warm filtered light, breezes, and regular watering from our irrigation system that my husband so kindly installed on the pergola," she says.