My neighbour Diana has an orchid house
and she grows a wide variety of orchids year round.
A recently retired university professor,
she has embraced orchid growing with an academic and scientific perspective.
Gauges, thermostats, heaters, fans, fertilizers
potting mediums, shade cloth, and on it goes.
She possesses a firm grasp on the Latin nomenclature
of all things orchid.
The rest of her postage stamp garden is comprised of a few woody shrubs
some climbing clematis
her prolific and robust hydrangea bush
She lopped off numerous blooms as they were large and heavy
bending the branches to the ground
I just happened to be about
and gratefully accepted this bounty of blooms.
We are very fortunate to know our neighbours
we socialize on occasion
and keep watch when someone is away.
I have passed quite a few zucchinis over the fence between us this summer
it's so comfortable
sharing natures' bounty
with each other.