I am stalking my own plants and flowers. I love them, I call them "my green babies". For me, they are silent pets: lovable, quiet, understanding, full of life, moody, different in preferences and personality.
Each time one of my silent pets is about to bloom, I'm stalking it day and night. I can go check up on it every 10 minutes (maybe something has already changed!). When I see the first bud, it's a national holiday in my home. And when the first flower opens to the world, I give a baby shower :))))
Actually, I was the first to see my orchids bloom again, for the fifth year in a row. Not bad for these beauties who tend to "sneeze" if they catch a hint of a draft, a ray of light a little too hot or if they miss their misty shower for more than a week! Just as I was doing the happy dance in the bedroom where the orchids were, I had the most terrible accident. With all the excitement about the new flowers and the preparations for this mini photo shoot, I broke one of the strains:(((((((((
But, after a little sobbing, pulling my hair out and screaming at my boyfriend, I remembered a little tip from a florist friend of mine. So I chose a really pretty blue vase, poured in some water and a little bit of orchid fertilizer Problem solved! Orchids are in fact parasite plants and they are able to adapt to all sorts of conditions, so they will last a long time even in the vase. Click here to see some more "I saw it first" posts!