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Fool Me Once Orchid

Naughty orchid. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice – shame on me.

This is the phaelenopsis orchid I bought at Lowe’s for $3. The dendrobium didn’t make it. The phael, however, is still blooming. It loves the bright light of my office.

Here she is (I call it she for some reason) on my office windowsill. This window overlooks the orchard. We still have snow everywhere, but this weekend temperatures are supposed to get as high as 50. Bye-bye snow. I won’t miss you!

Note the tiny little green shoot in the pot. I got so excited when I saw it! I watered it carefully. Each day I observed it, hoping I’d have a tiny baby orchid.

No dice. Guess what? It’s clover.

How a clover seed got into this pot in the middle of winter is anyone’s guess, but I know clover when I see it. And it isn’t even a four-leaf lucky clover!

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  • Skeeter
    February 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    You got a giggle out of me with the clover. I have babied something to only find out a weed myself so dont feel too silly. Yes, how did that clover seed get into the pot? Maybe it was there for a long time but dormant and when the conditions were right, she pops up! Too funny. Your Shadow is a beauty. When we lived in Texas, our neighbor raised GS and the male, Jack was my best bud! He loved to give me kisses. We are getting the warmer temps starting today and I am so excited. Hope you thaw out soon….

  • Bangchik
    February 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I can understand about your referring orchid as she. An orchid never hide its femininity ~bangchik