Yesterday we took a short ride over to Newberry. Why you might ask. Well, Carter and Holmes Orchids was having a holiday sale. I have long lusted after orchids, I admit it. My problem is that I find ALL of them beautiful. How can one choose????
Look at all these lovelies....each one is prettier than the next. Some of them are fragrant, some tiny, and some are enormous.
I am a total novice with orchids-- perhaps some are easier to grow than others, we shall see. I came home with three 'bargains'. One Cymbidium with three spikes full of plump buds,
one Paphiopetalum with no flower bud (or stock---does this one flower on a stock???)
and one Cattleya which needs to be repotted.
This isn't one I bought, but I love this one for its face...see the little face in the center? Fun.
The greenhouses go on forever it seems.....they have more than orchids. There are many houseplants and some hardy ferns available, oh the choices!! I will go back as I have found a source for those cool Rex Begonias.
Stay tuned for updates on my successes with my new orchids!