Friday, July 11, 2008
As an very amateur orchid grower, I'm always ecstatic when one of my orchids blooms a second time. Despite advice from the pros to always buy from a "reputable" source, I buy my plants on the cheap, usually from the supermarket nursery department. Of course, the supermarket doesn't have a clue about names, so there's never a reliable tag in the pot - thus I have no idea what this plant is. Not to worry, it's beautiful and that's all I care about. Back when I first started this orchid addiction, I brought home more than one plant in full and glorious bloom, only to have it never bloom again. Disappointing, but I accept that you usually get what you pay for, and move on. I got lucky this time when this kid outdid itself and gave me four flowers - up from two the last time it bloomed.