I wanted to share a beautiful orchid that is on the desk in the Circulation area of the library where I work.
I have tried growing orchids in the past, but after blooming once they seem to curl up and die. I even had one once that got root rot. I've since figured out that I was probably watering them too much or keeping the soil too wet. I talked to a coworker of mine who is an expert in raising orchids and I think I may have figured out how to keep one living. I might decide to try another one soon. I'll have to give that some thought. In the meantime, I saw this beautiful one (below) online and thought I would share it. I sure wish I had one like this. The red against the white is so dramatic and breathtaking.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I went to Etsy today and saw that they are down for a brief time for maintenance. They provided some videos to watch while they are down, and one of them was this great video for making elegant parchment flowers. This looks like lots of fun and I can't wait to try it.