The orchid info is great but so is the way you talk about your personal relationship with how it grows on the island you live on and what the islander's perspective is!
(Would love to hear more about 'life on the island' sometime!)
Thanks for contributing to the new articles feature!
Thank you for the kind words. I have enjoyed working on this project. Jadajoy - I hope you will now try growing one! So happy to have given you all a smile from Kwaj. Hiya Pep. Shoe - high praise indeed coming from you. I have enjoyed reading so many of your posts!
I've always had the same mis-pre-conceptions about orchids too. Not long ago, I found 4 of them on the rescue me aisle at Lowe's for $5 each. I bought them all. Rather than even attempt to revive them myself, I gave them all to Connie so she could rescue them in her greenhouse. I didn't even want to take a chance that I'd give them their final death. They are doing very well now, thanks to this Southeast Texas heat and humidity and her loving care.
Thanks,ever so much Shari,
When reading your article,I feel like I've been on a adventure with you at the wheel!!!
I've tried the orchid plant many times unsuccessful,until just recently,I bought to from Lowes,that were on the death bed,and brought them back to life and now flowering
once again in all there beauty!!!
Shari how beautiful...But where do I get broken coconut bits ...do you think coconut fibre will do the job?...if not -any suggestions...that makes a lot of sense to me ...most of my pots of anything tropical have gravel in the bottom (for drainage and to stop them blowing away in severe wind...next the soil...little cow poo thrown into it for gentle tonic and to hold the moisture...then some mulch on top...that all works.
Ours definately like lots of light. So have her move it to a brighter spot. Coconut fiber works fine, but so do pottery shards, broken bricks, smooth pebbles... Use what you have, don't try to do what I do because then you aren't being true to your area. We can figure it out...