I'm not exactly sure how to introduce myself. I joined this forum because I have two orchids in trouble now, but last week, they were doing very nicely. One is a Phal I've had for 2 years now, pictured here from when it was in bloom...
After the blooms fell off, I left the stem, and a new branch grew off it the following year, but only one bloom made it (crazy Georgia weather), the other blasted. This year I've decided to cut the stem, and hopefully a new one will grow. I'm not sure it will even make it at this point (see my other post for orchid trauma).
The other is a Cattleya which I purchased on clearance from Lowes last fall (one of those in a bag deals). The Cattleya has about doubled in pseudopods and leaves since I potted it, but so far no blooms. I've been told it may take a few years. I can't find the pictures I took of it a few months ago. According to the label, if it does bloom, it's going to be a pretty blue (which is my favorite color).
I'm really upset about both of them now, I am planning on moving next month, and with this recent trauma I'm not sure either of them will survive the shock of being transported. I'm hoping with the support of the forum I can do what's best for both of them.