Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-15
From correntian JoeinSF, a gorgeous orange/red orchid with a name tag reading "Orange Nugget." Joe explains that, in spite of his best efforts, the plant was refusing to bloom. So he sat down with it and they had a little talk.
Sometimes, tough love is the way to go. This orchid was on the deck for a couple of years. I decided that our relationship was going nowhere, and informed it that it was heading to the dreaded green bin if things didn't improve. Lo and behold, it put out its first spike within 72 hours.
I'm really glad the two of you worked this out, Joe. I hate to think that splendid flower might have ended up in the bottom of the garbage bin (shudder!). Anyway, thanks for this -- wonderful, as always!
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