I’m telling you: Gardening is easier than you think.
But even though the actual action of taking care of a garden is easy, the work can be tedious and time consuming. Most of the time I consider it Zen-like, meditative and relaxing. Every once in a while me head explodes with the amount of work I have to do in the garden along with the amount of work I have to do in my life in general.
Two acres is a lot of garden.
Then you wake up one morning with a mommy, wifey hangover.
You slog towards the coffee pot like a zombie looking for fresh human and there it is…
Cattleya 2 lc casitas springs
Just looking up at you with it’s beautiful face. And suddenly it’s all worthwhile.
This is as close as I’ve come to being a grandmother: My bouncing baby orchid keiki has flowered.
I reluctantly cut this keiki off the adult plant a couple of years ago.
But it has never looked quite as healthy as when it was attached to its mom. Yes, it looked O.K. But a couple of months ago it spiked, as did mom. It had some bud drop, but one bloom survived and now looks plump and healthy.