I went to Slovenia!
And now it's your turn to say: "OH WOW, but you're sick... how is it possible?"
And now it's my turn to reply: Slovenia is ten minutes by car from my house! So it's not really a big deal, but it's another Country, so it's an official international trip!
Things to know about Slovenia
1. There are some "big" cities (For tourists), and teeny-tiny villages (4 houses = a village)( I mean it! Four houses. )
2. It's a super green Country. They have rivers, creeks, lakes, and the green is REALLY Hypergreen!
3. As there are few humans, and a lot of nature, there are stupidillions of wild animals. Bears (Never seen one), boars, foxes, deers, hawks... whatever... and you can meet them day and night! Rent a car, follow the rules (Slovenians are not forgiving if you break traffic laws), drive slowly, because animals are averywhere, and anjoy the trip.
4. Villages are small, and many citizens are small farmers = Sheeps, goats, horses and COWS everywhere! And you know I LOVE cows.
My friend had a great time stopping the car, roll down the window, and let me talk to cows. She was surprised they all came closer and listen to me.
She was thinking I'm weird. Cows stared at me as I was weird... the only one thinking it was all loving, and normal, it was me! NO REGRETS! :)
"Oh Andi, great news... do you have any pictures of all of this???"
Nope. It was pouring rain, and we were on a mission! Next time!
And the mission was: making me happy with new orchids!
When you are sick, or you had a surgery or a painful procedure, you deserve some gifts, right? Yeah, me too!
So, here we are!
1. ANOTHER PHALAENOPSIS
I keep saying: "I won't buy another one!", and, of course, I keep buying them.
But this time I have a great excuse. It costed me 3 euros.
Flowers were fading, and so it was on the "Bargain shelf".
This is something in Trieste does NOT exist. Florists, garden shops and supermarket have NOT a "Bargain self". A SHAME!
So... What should I do??? Leave it there??? For 3 bucks? You tell me!
It's not really a yellow-ish orchid, but a green-ish one.
I fell in love instantly! And... did I tell you it costed 3 bucks? :)
2. MILTONIOPSIS "Surprise"
No, "Surprise" it's not the registered name... but there are only buds and I have no idea about the color of the flowers, so it will be a surprise! :)
Well, it will be a surprise IF I didn't f... up something while repotting it...
Please notice MILTONIA and MILTONIOPSIS are 2 different orchids.
Miltonias are beginners friendly.
Miltoniopsis are a pain in the... (They are a... I'm cold, hot, thursdy, wet, it's humid, dry, sunny, cloudy... MOOOOOMMM? kind of orchid)
This plant was under the name of Miltonia, but I can spot the differene, and this looks absolutely a Miltoniopsis to me.
Good, because Miltoniopsis are fragrant. Terrible friends, but smell good.
3. ONCIDIUM GOWER RAMSEY
Let's get ready for a yellow waterfall! :)
Best bulbs ever!
4. BRASSIA TOSCANA
No tag on the plant. I'm 98% sure it's a Toscana, though.
Brassia are also called "Spider Orchids"
OH COME ON, ANDI!!! What's wrong with you? Seriously? SPIDERS? Again??? :)
Some white spots on the Oncidium were mealybugs. I got rid of them! (MOSTERS)
Now, it MUST stop raining, so I can finish my shelf, and hang it on the wall, because I've 28 orchids, and no room for them! :)
Then I will have 28 orchids, and enough room to buy some more! :))))))))))
HOW WAS YOUR TRIP?
I had a fantastic caramel ice-cream.
I met a lot of cows.
Panorama was A M A Z I N G !
It was freezing cold (There was a time, at the lake, I wore GLOVES).
It's raining, and it's windy and it looks like Winter outside. We had a great January... and a horrible May! I mean, there are 5 to 7°C at night. (41-44°F. Insane, right?). It should be Summer. Almost.
My right leg is... well... quite tired. Yesterday I was out 10 hours straight (Most of them in a car, but sitting on my groins anyway)
Today I had to go out in the morning, and stand up to repot 7 orchids (4 + 3 "let's fix some small problems here)
Tomorrow: BED, BED, BED!
Left leg is fine!
How cute! He's rubbing his face on the orchid... he loves it...
NOPE. He was challenging me to keep on taking pictures, ignoring his lunch time!
For the record, he was 15 miutes earlier! But he's a cat, and his name is Psycho.
There's only one acceptable timetable: his belly's!