Why I grow orchids

IMG_4011Because during the darkest days of winter, they burst into flower.

IMG_3912Because they sit quietly on my desk while I’m working, and give me something beautiful to gaze at.

IMG_3998Because they add so much color to my living room, and they ask for so little.

IMG_3999That’s why I grow orchids.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Why I grow orchids

  1. CJ Wright says:

    Gorgeous!! What’s the name of the last one, dn? That’s the only one I have.


    • dirtynailz says:

      Sorry it took me so long to reply, CJ. That last orchid is a basic run-of-the-mill phalaenopsis, but it’s a miniature. I bought one and liked it so much, when I saw another one (both at Trader Joe’s for $10, if I recall) I snapped it up. The color got to me.


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