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My Beautiful Orchids

Thelma is a Filipina Expat who is living in Germany. She is not only passionate about traveling and baking but also an emotional poet.

My once so beautiful orchids

Hanging on my old palm trees

Looking so sad and lifeless

Drying out without hope

Waiting for my coming back home.


My once so beautiful orchids

Planted by my loving mother

Were taken care by her

With love and passion

Until she went to heaven.


My loving mother died

My once so beautiful orchids dried

Waiting for my return

Without knowing when

Hoping to be taken care of once again.

Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids

On a hot and sunny day

I came home at last

Happy but sad

As I saw my once so beautiful

Dying out orchids.


That day I went to my garden

Relatives were wondering

To whom I was murmuring

Touching the petals

Caressing the once so beautiful plants.


My once so beautiful orchids

Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis and Dancing Ladies

Have come to life again

Radiant blossoms came out

In white, pink, yellow and violet.


My so beautiful and colorful orchids

Swaying back and forth as the wind blows

Stay as lovely as you are

I'll take care of you

As long as I'll be with you.

My Tropical Garden in the Philippines

Time Flies so Fast

Many years have passed since I have written this poem. My tropical garden is getting wilder every year. Orchids are not the only plants I have revived. I have added some other beautiful easy to care flowers in the once so "empty" garden. I planted different variations of Mussaenda, yellow, red and pink Hibiscus, Torenia flowers, Torch Ginger, Turmeric, Sapphire Showers, Roses in white and red, Birds of Paradise, Bougainvillea, Moss Roses, Zinnias, Cosmos and much more. Besides the flowers, I planted fruit trees and shrubs as well. My tranquil place visited by butterflies and birds. My garden has become a country garden taken care with love and passion.

Butterfly in my Tropical Garden

How To Care For Orchids

© 2012 Thelma Alberts

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