This time of year there isn't a whole lot going on in the garden. This is when my houseplants get a lot more attention. I'm grateful for my orchid plants that seem to time it just right and bloom when it's the coldest outside. I've had repeat bloomers for several years now and I am by no means an expert. I cut the stem down to the base of the plant when it's done flowering. They get watered once a week and I throw a little fertilizer in the watering can when I remember. I think the secret is a southern facing window that sits right above my sink, lots of steam and heat for them!
If you're interested in getting an orchid of your own, I found some really interesting orchid varieties that are cleverly disguised as something else. To learn more about growing orchids, check out the American Orchid Society for some helpful tips to get you started.
Orchids help beat the gray skies
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