They say that orchids are easy to grow. "They" may find it easy, but I've never had much luck in the house we live in now. For one thing, I don't think we get enough light for their liking. Plus, although they like to dry out between watering's, I think maybe I take it a bit to the extreme. I do know quite a few people who can keep them growing for years though, so I have proof it can be done!
Even if you can't keep it growing, an orchid is a great decorating accessory--and when you think about it, a good deal. The flowers bloom for about 3 months. Right now Safeway has orchid plants for $18.99. That's a little over $6 a month for beautiful flowers in your home. Depending on what flowers you're buying, if you wanted flowers in your house you'd probably be spending more than that a week! So at least until our gardens start blooming, they're a beautiful bargain!
While you're not going to find all these varieties in your local supermarket, whatever you do find will add beautiful color and a touch of spring to your decor. Orchids symbolize love, beauty, refinement and strength--all pretty good qualities to bring into your home if you ask me!