I love orchids and can’t resist having one or two around my house. But unfortunately I usually kill them. Slowly. But if I do miraculously manage to keep one alive, it never blooms again.

Until now.


Victory is mine!

I credit finally learning how to water them appropriately (not overwatering, more misting and humidity) and repotting them in true orchid media (not that crappy moss).

It’s exciting, isn’t it?

I even have a lovely new leaf on the white one. Perhaps they like the sunny, southern exposure at Belle End.



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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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6 Responses to Success!

  1. Gavin says:

    Congratulations! I love them too, and kill them too. My grocery store has been selling a rare blue phaelenopsis; I’d buy one but they want $40 for it. Too much considering my track record.

  2. I still ❤ your steampunk light fixture.

  3. I gave up years ago. To me, the frustration and disappointment wasn’t worth the price of a new plant.

    That fixture really IS quite cool!

  4. truthspew says:

    Just out of curiosity, do you feed it or water it? By feed, I switched from Miracle Grow which did it’s job but wasn’t really balanced.

    Switched to Jack’s Professional 20-20-20 mix with trace elements. Plants LOVE that.

    Years ago I had a Bird of Paradise. It was just about to bloom and one of our cats, Emily was a champion plant killer. She bit the stalk right at the base and toppled it. Never to bloom!

  5. anne marie in philly says:

    beautiful flowers! I have always loved orchids, but have never grown one.

  6. Rick/CJ says:

    Good for you CB. They look lovely. I’m loving your light fixture as well.

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