The care and feeding of orchids. It is a subject I know nothing about. Seriously. Nothing. So, despite the fact that I love orchids, I have never owned one. To be completely honest - they scared me a little. More than a little. I was flat out intimidated by them.
A couple of months ago, I was given an orchid as a farewell gift when I left my paying job. It was beautiful. Two stems full of gorgeous white blooms and healthy green leaves. I owned an orchid!
I started thinking... maybe I could care for an orchid! How hard could it be really? I brought it home and upon the suggestion of someone who seemed to know what she was talking about I placed it in the bathroom.
Things seem to be going well. Another bloom opened. It seemed healthy. Time went by and the blooms lasted weeks and weeks. I was encouraged. Oh sure.. after about six weeks a few of the blooms started dying and falling off, but really - this orchid thing wasn't so hard. And I was pleased to have such a lovely plant in my home.
Then I was reminded why I have never had an orchid before...