Makarimi Abdullah
I grow this orchids on 2006. I was climbed up to the hill with few friends and we found this orchid drops from broken tree. I'm so lucky....just beside the jungle trekking...no need to climb the tree to get it or even to pay a single cents. This orchids is Dendrobium farmeri var. pink - one of local best species.
For the first few month this orchid really hard to grow, because some of the roots already rot and most of the cane already dehydrated. Only a month later it's recovers, then become healthy and full of pots now. This is just second time this orchid blooming at my garden since 2006.
Last year this orchid not flower even in their season. FYI this orchid season is on February to May each year, but some times it's out of the season. I have many pots of this orchids in my garden, some of it consider specimen orchids.
Just captured the moments from the active flowers shoot about 4 weeks ago till she blooms...here is the blooming story of Dendrobium Farmeri var. pink. (I captured the pictures at different angle)

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Day 10
Day 13
Day 16

This post I dedicate and welcome to my new Orchid  Friend -  Rosie Gan from Malacca, Malaysia with her  My Garden Haven blog to my Orchid de Dangau.  Thanks Rosie  for being my 35th friend here. I really appreciate your support.
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11 Responses
  1. Carolyn ♥ Says:

    Delightful! and so nice to see the progression.


  2. Wow, only plant lovers like us will appreciate every stage of the creation of a spray of orchids. Beautiful.
    And thanks for your submission to MGBC. Welcome to our Corner.
    Rosie


  3. b-a-g Says:

    What a lovely story - you and the orchid found each other.


  4. p3chandan Says:

    Such gorgeous spray of flowers Makarimi! So its worth every precious moment and the hard work you had with this orchid from the day you found it!


  5. Donna Says:

    stunning flower and such love and dedication to wait for those flowers


  6. You have rescued the orchid plant and got it to bloomed so beautifully.
    Im so amazed at your ability, dedication and time you put in your efforts.


  7. It is so nice that you can add your orchid collection from junge trekking. We used to do that too when Balik kampung on my mother side in Sabah.


  8. Ron Says:

    Nice story and beautiful plant and flowers.


  9. dona Says:

    What an interesting and nice story! :)


  10. Carol Says:

    Lovely! You saved this precious orchid. I love the delicate flower sprays. Enjoy seeing the progression from bud to bloom. Amazing you can just find this hanging from a broken branch along a walk or the roadside! It truly is a joy to imagine as I look upon the vast white and cold landscape. Thank you!


  11. Carolyn> Thanks for commenting. It's very interesting for me to see the orchid start to bloom.

    Rossie> Thanks to you too. I do appreciate your comments and drop by here.

    b-a-g> Thanks for your compliments ;)

    p3chandan> Start planting from the 'sick' plant to be healthy plant is so adventure. Patience is a must and the moments it's blooms - priceless!

    James> Thanks so much for the nice words.

    Diana> I wish I can collect the orchids through the jungle trekking in Sabah. But the rule, limits us to rescue and bring that orchid to Peninsular Malaysia. I have been in Gunung Kinabalu and around Sabah jungle trekking for more than 5 times and still wishing to visit again and again. Sabah is one of my favorite place in Malaysia.

    Ron> Thanks for the nice words.

    Dona> Thanks for drop by and commenting.

    Carol> I do enjoy to see the progress of this orchid year by year. This amazing species normally bloom once a year. The progression from bud to bloom is something like a special gift to me.