"Sorry--- the "Add ice" thing is at best a marketing ploy. Orchids are tropical plants and are shocked by ice. NOT a good way to water. Orchids ARE easy to grow, but read up a little more and water properly. …"
"i just bought my first orchid on clearance at lowes this winter. wish me luck. i have never grown had one before. my elderly neighbors had them and they both recently passed away so i decided in their memory , i would learn for them...."
":) Though I live in Central Florida and have access to great growers and orchid societies, I've managed to keep my orchid interests well below the "afflicted" level and yet deeply into learning about, caring for…"
"YES, let's get this fired up again. Last December I posted photos in the
The same orchids are still blooming in my kitchen window. Since I'm not an expert except to love them and…"
"Let's see if we can fire up this Orchid section again. I recently heard about and read the book, The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean and found it on amazon.com used for .01 plus 4.99 shipping. It's not a new publication but…"
Hi Asherah, Your photographs are beautiful - what a wonderful space you have! I can't imagine being able to grow orchids in my back yard - too cold and windy. I dedicated one of our bathrooms to orchids and violets - my "greenhouse in the loo". There's not nearly as much room as I'd like to have, though. I'm fairly new to orchids, and have had reasonably good luck with them so far, but there's lots I don't know yet, and have lost a few. I hope I can pick up some "education" from you and potential new members...