I was out shopping yesterday and since my Mom-in-law had sent me some money for my birthday I decided to buy myself this:
My first orchid. Yes, I'm taking the plunge and joining all you orchid lovers out there. Since it was only $15 at Fred Meyer I couldn't pass it up.
Here's my former entry into the world of orchids:
Did you guess? Yes, it's fake. But it always looked pretty decent. At least I thought so.
I found a website that offers plenty of info concerning orchids - Beautiful Orchids. Probably even just as useful will be my friend Carol who grows orchids. I can ask her all my stupid questions. I already realize I need a new pot with drainage (the one it's in doesn't have any) and some growing medium. (The roots are just wrapped up in plastic.) So, going back to the store soon.
Update: I bought the orchid bark planting mix and it is now sitting in a new pot with the proper mix (soaked first). Strange feeling to pot up a plant in bark.
My daughter Vanessa informed me that she's buying me a massage for my birthday. She's coming along for one of her own. We'll be getting them the day after we do the Robie Creek race. Great timing. Can't wait for that. Specifically she bought me a Hot Rock Massage - "Hot Rock Massage provides a deeply relaxing experience for the body, mind, and spirit. This massage concentrates on the lymph nodes and the fluid drainage. It penetrates your body and relaxes the muscles."
Well, that should be interesting.