Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome HerbDoc to the orchid club:
I was shopping at a local big box store this afternoon when I suddenly came upon a display of incredibly beautiful phalaenopsis orchids. The colors were dazzling and I couldn’t resist a deep purple and white beauty at under $10.
I’m taking Dirtynailz’ directions to heart and am marking the date to see how long I can get the plant to live! I’ll definitely ignore the printed “directions” as one section tells the buyer that they can’t go wrong by placing five ice cubes in the pot every five days. As Dirtynailz so aptly noted posts ago, how could a tropical plant ever want ice cubes on its roots?
Wish me and I hope I haven’t started a new obsession!
Editor’s note: You’re a goner now, HerbDoc!