We had another question this week. And it's a really tough one. N may have pushed me to the limits of my vast knowledge on this one.
"My wonderful husband bought me a beautiful orchid while I was away, but I have absolutely no idea how to care for it!
How do I keep my lovely orchid alive and strong?"
I did a bit of research on orchids. I myself have an orchid and have been wondering how I get it to flower as it is just a nice little green leafy plant at the moment. Fortunately, there is a lot of infomation available on orchids and their growth and care. Unfortunately, there are many different kinds of orchids (over 25,000 different species!) and they are each so specific and require different care accordingly.
So here is what I did for you, my dear N. I have posted some links to different discussion forums and research sites where you can ask more specific orchid questions to true orchid growers. Is this copping out? I hope not. I hope I have provided the information you require to have many years of beautiful orchid flowers.
And did you know that Vanilla is an orchid? Yes, it's true.