So let’s get started on how to care for you orchids. The reason I am writing about this today is because it is getting to be the springtime, especially here in Florida, and all of my orchids are growing new nodes and flowers…all of them. For the very first time in my ownership and care of orchids, they are all alive and thriving! I am so proud of this!
And then tragedy happened. My husband and I were spending a wonderful Sunday together as we usually do. We went trail riding in our Jeep out in the wilderness and saw an alligator that was very close to the car, we went and had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, and we came home to finish organizing our kitchen pantry and do some more house work before we settled in for the night to watch a documentary.
While I am in the other room, my husband calls me to come right away…I am thinking something has happened with our animals, but no, the wind has knocked over all of my beautiful orchids on the back porch and the containers they are in are smashed! Some of the poor flowers have also been crushed! We had purchased a new large container to replant some of the orchids together for a centerpiece, but I try to not replant my orchids when they are flowering. Now, I had no choice, but what better time to show you and share with you how I have learned to do that and ensure you are caring for your orchids properly!