Someone posted this second-hand to the Orchid Digest list, and it contains some very good advice for would-be and beginner orchid enthusiasts:
is a good place to get things that interest you as long as you are
willing to take a chance on getting a rotting weed from an unscrupulous
- Home Depot’s death table is not a good deal at any time. Unless
of course, it is a REALLY good bargain and it looks like it might have
half a chance.
- If you have only one orchid that someone gave you, do not promise
to get it a “companion” if it is so kind as to bloom again. There is
no such thing as owning two orchid plants – there is one, or there is
the path to perdition. Of course, maybe after the first one it is
already too late.
- I learned that I need to find new homes for the plants with
less-desirable qualities. My space ran out long ago and I need to
recapture it. Out with the deformed, non-blooming, sickly, and
less-than-gorgeous. In with plants that have beautiful, fragrant and