Over the weekend I joinedmy local Orchid Society, and I'm glad I did because I learned alot just going to their open house and sale. See the orchid on the left? When those leggy things turn brown I cut them off, WRONG!! I learned that I should be spritizing them with water on a daily basis to keep them nice and green and that they should be exposed like that.
The orchid on the right is my new Miltonia (mil-toh-nee-ah) also called the pansy orchid.
I love my orchids, they give months of blooms and really are easy to keep, even when you don't know what your doing!
A great source for info on orchids is the American Orchid Society, their web address is orchidweb.org
Go out and buy yourself and orchid, you will be glad you did!
A great to start with is the Phalaenopsis, (fayl-eh-NOP-siss), those are the ones you see at Home Depot and such.