I hope you're having a nice Monday so far. After a long week of rain here, it is nice to see the sun shining once again. My allergies are starting to improve too. I think I will continue to take my Zyrtek throughout the Fall months so it will not come back. It seems to be helping.
Do you love orchids as much as I do? I have had good luck growing them (somehow). I am not an orchid specialist but what I do know about them is that they will only flower part of the year. So don't think they're dead if they stop flowering! When your orchid looks like this it's still alive but not too pretty though.
So rather than wait several months for it to re-flower, I just bought a fake orchid stem from Walmart (yes Walmart) and attached it to the stem that would normally have flowers. You can also attach it to the stake that comes with all orchids to hold up the flower stems. Just use the little clips that they have to attach it.
No one will ever know it isn't the real thing.
Just bend the stem to be droopy the way that live orchids are.
The real leaves keep it from looking fake. Be sure to continue watering it every week too. I use a tiny cup that came with mine to help with the proper measurement of water.
Another fun thing to do is pick out a different color of flower than what yours naturally has. That way you'll have 2 orchids for the price of one! Part of the year this one is white and part of the year it's fuchsia.
Don't be afraid of real orchids. They're not super expensive either, so if they do die, it's not a huge waste of money.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~