sweet spikes of success: reblooming orchids
I REMEMBER THE PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID I GAVE my sister at Thanksgiving a few years ago, one of two of the same variety, keeping one for myself. Mine never rebloomed, and as for my sister’s–well, hers never stopped. And she never stopped gratefully telling me, month after month, “The orchid you gave me is blooming again. It sent up another spike.” That embarrassed me into conscientiously following some simple rules for how to rebloom an orchid–the steps I’d told her to follow, and she had–and lately I’ve been having multiple successes. Three or four on deck right now (above)!