Monday, March 23, 2009

My First Orchid

Don't laugh, but I just got my first orchid bloom and I'm so proud! Orchids are virtually impossible to grow well in Maine unless you have special rooms, equipment etc. (This is strange since they grow wild in the peat bogs of Maine.) Even after I moved to warmer climes I never tried growing them, thinking they were too difficult.

A year ago I decided to give them a try. So I did what everyone else does: I bought a flowering orchid and brought it home. The unopened buds promptly dropped off due to the change in light, humidty etc, but I was able to enjoy the long-lasting flowers. Then... nothing. Some plants died, others lived, but flowerless. Until now! This one flowered FOR ME! Yay!



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