Here are some pictures of some of my newly opened orchids.
This is my trustworthy Oncidium. Love the intensive color, and it always remind me of those fancy yellow dresses on a dancing floor. I thought I lost it this summer. The old bulbs were shrinking, and I detected rotting smell from its pot. So, I repotted it and found almost all the roots for the old bulbs were rotted. Only healthy roots are the ones on the new bulb. Now look at it! You cannot really see the bulbs in these pictures, but they are all very 'fat'.
And here is a pic of my Hawaii orchid, Blc. Mem. Bernice Foster. It had 3 spikes in summer, but only one flower opened. All the rest were chewed off by the ants lived in the pot. I flushed it and got rid of the ants. And now it is rewarding me with 4 gorgeous flowers. Two are totally opened, one is half opened, and the last one just started opening this morning. I think they are very elegant.
Oh, here are the before (summer) and after (now) pictures of my cyclamen. Remember I told you that it bloomed for me non-stop for almost two years, and then finally went dormant. I knew cyclamens do this, so didn't throw it away. It looked so dead, like a rock, for almost 8 months. But look at it now! And I just saw some tiny flower buds this morning. It will put up quite a show later.
And this is the only 'before' picture I can find, during its 'rock' stage. I cut it out from a corner of a big picture, that's why it's out of focus. But you can still see why I called it a 'rock'.