4.17.2007

I'm orchid-ified again

I love orchids and so does my hubby. We had sworn to never buy another one because, while we can keep them alive okay, we always have the hardest time making them bloom (or perhaps we're just too anxious?) . . . they are tricky plants that take special care -- perfect watering (lots of humidity), the perfect fertilization and perfect amount of light, all of which we can't figure out the right combination of!

But (yes, there's a big "but") we were out shopping the other day, saw this one and could not pass it up. We picked it up, admired it, put it back down, said how we shouldn't buy another (they aren't cheap!), but then as I was putting it back for the 2nd time, Neil said, "aren't you getting it?". So I took that as "get it!" and now we have a new member of our family, a Brassia Rex Orchid. Isn't it beautiful???

6 comments:

Jen said...

its beautiful my father had a few when i was growing up

amanda said...

It's beautiful. We got an orchid as a wedding present. I don't think that poor little guy made it 6 months.

Anissa said...

Very purty! I wish I had a green thumb!

Michelle said...

Cool! Good luck with this one!

Alexis Jacobs said...

Way pretty :)

lil ole' me..... said...

Good Luck with your new orchid!!!