A friend of mine, who is GREAT with plants, gave me this orchid a year ago (or so?) and I didn't really think it would ever bloom for me, Sandra told me they were persnickety and difficult to make bloom.
A month ago I noted that it had shot out these long stems that appeared to have little buds on them and I grew excited, then we went on vacation and I figured it would bloom while we were away and I wouldn't see it. Well, it took it's own sweet time, but the wait was worth it! Look at these exotic blooms in the beginning of a Montana winter!