While the spring bulbs are in full force outside, there are plenty of blooms inside as well.
Bonnie inspired me to post a photo of the orchids on my windowsill. Most of these started blooming about a month ago, and will continue to bloom for at least another month. I have a couple of others that bloom in the fall, as well.
These are all “grocery store” orchids, most of which I’ve had for at least a year or two. The lady slipper on the left (green and white) is new this year. The others are all Phalaenopsis orchids, which are really pretty easy to grow.
I’ve had good luck with my orchids reblooming and lasting for at least a few years, but even if I didn’t, they’re still a great bargain. If you buy an orchid when the blooms are just starting, and there are a lot of buds, you can pretty much expect 2 to 3 months of flowers. So even if you toss the plant out or give it away when the flowers are gone, it’s still a lot of bloom for the buck.