The Grotto

IMG_0116 IMG_0118 IMG_0119 IMG_0120 IMG_0121 IMG_0122 IMG_0123 IMG_0124We spent the morning cleaning out our orchid grotto.  The area used to be a koi pond, but we changed it to an orchid/tropical flower grotto a few years back to keep the cost down.  I wish I would’ve taken a picture of the grotto before we cleared it, because it looked nothing like it does now.  It was so overgrown and covered in dead palm leaves you couldn’t see the beautiful flowers.  It was a nice surprise to see some of the beautiful orchids in bloom.  Hopefully, we’ll start seeing more orchids soon.  We probably have 50 or so orchid plants inside the grotto, but only a handful are blooming now.


Author: Belle Chai

Farm girl wannabe, enjoying life on the Big Island. We have a small five acre farm along the Hamakua coast. While we have a few crops we grow to sell, we are trying to create a self sustaining lifestyle on our little piece of paradise. I set up this blog initially to help me keep track of different things we grow and how well they’re doing, but recently decided to go public with it. I enjoy reading other hobby farm sites, and thought sharing our story a little might inspire others as they have inspired me.

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