I started growing orchids about 5 years ago, figured they couldn't be too hard to grow. I then promptly killed my first phalaenopsis. I was bummed but persisted and tried again. The second time I had success, and I slowly expanded my orchid collection. I even joined an orchid society, or as my wife called it "The Dorkid Society". It was a good place to get information and plants, as well as talk to 85-year-old women who have hundreds of orchids in their houses. No lie. While I'm no longer active in the society, I took the tips and tricks I learned there and have put them into use.
Here is a picture of a cattleya that opened this morning on my dining room table. It lives outside for most of the year until the weather cools in the fall and I bring it inside. The blooms are about 7" in diameter and have a great fragrance.
|Most orchids have ridiculous and lengthy names. This one is no exception. It is called Blc. Ronald's Canyon 'Koko Head'.|