Today I’m replanting some of my orchids. I got these 3 cute brass vessels at a thrift shop that just opened a few blocks from my office. $20 bucks total.
Seriously, I think I got the only 3 worthy pieces in there… sometimes I wonder how these places can stay in biz?! And for a new place it was remarkably dirty. And cluttered. But enough of my brain-wandering, did you know that orchids actually require quite a bit of care?! And truth be told, I have yet to meet a plant that doesn’t require some form of TLC. Trust me, my black thumb has killed almost every variety of plants you can think of – even those supposed plants that you’re told don’t need water. Yup, they need water. I’ve mythbusted that sucker! So, in my years of loving plants but not doing so well at actually giving them love, I’m trying to be better. And guess what? They are actually not dying… so fast… anymore. 😉
Polished these up and they look really shiny, but old – in a cool way (picture is not giving the full effect). You must use the special orchid blend of soil and they do need a mineral supplement every few waterings. Not too much, even for me. And they seem to love the direct light in the mornings by my sink so if your orchid is not blooming again, try that. Only change the soil after the flowers have withered and only water a small bit once a week… how much to water?? Remember those juice glasses from Denny’s (so tiny)? Just that.
But doesn’t every home need some green? It feels better, it smells better, it’s just better. It’s worth the effort, peeps!
Have a wonderful 4th! I’m off to chase the kids around Big Bear!! Bye!