Recently I was looking at some old photos that I had taken of some orchids. I have always been fascinated with orchids. They are exotic, different and very beautiful. In my years of gardening, I have grown orchids and found them to be very enjoyable to grow. Orchids have always been considered hard to grow, very expensive to buy and difficult to find. Over the years, all that has changed. Orchids can be purchased at nurseries, hardware stores and retail discount chain stores at very reasonable prices. I just purchased a Phalaenopsis for $5.00 at the grocery store yesterday. They are not that difficult to grow and you do not have to have a greenhouse to grow orchids in. Orchids can be enjoyed in your home just like any other house plant. If you want to grow orchids or receive one for Christmas, take the time to learn about your plant. It is important to know the needs of your orchid plant. Different plants have different temperature, lighting, fertilization and watering needs just like other plants in your house or garden. If you provide your plant with what it needs you will enjoy beautiful flowers in your home or garden for years to come.
Do you grow orchids?
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The Creative Gardener