A watched pot…

July 26, 2013

as they say…never boils. The same could be said of trying too hard to get your spent orchid plants to rebloom. It’s simple really…a couple of ice cubes every week to ten days, some good air circulation, decent light and a cooler night-time temperature. Then go away and leave them alone. In a few months, almost like a little surprise, you’ll notice a shoot, then some buds…and finally the gorgeous blooms that will again last for weeks. I’d say that was a pretty good return on your investment for very little effort.prplPhalreblmF


Seasonal Affective Disorder?

January 14, 2012

Not a chance. Nothing will take you through the gray winter months like a trip to Fiji!  No time?  No money?  Here’s a simple solution that will radiate like the sun until the first blooms of spring peak up though the snow.    Orchids.    Available everywhere, cost effective and a snap to maintain. Nothing so simple, fresh and elegant could strike such a modern note in any interior… this “Los Robles” variety of Oncidium is a great example with it’s bright warm color. Drop it in a simple container and ride out the rest of January and February with ease.