Dear Kathy and Dennis,
She was tall and strong with the most
beautiful red lip.
I fell in love and brought her home. Every night I watered
and fed my new love. I rubbed Leaf Shine
During the day I set her in a warm sunny window.
We were so happy. Then
things began to change. I first suspected something
was wrong when I noticed a silvery trail on a
leaf. Was she cavorting with snails? I hoped it was
phase, like the tiny webs and white cottony dots I
occasionally found under her leaves. Then came the ants.
She let them crawl all over her.
Is there any hope for our relationship? Or,
should I throw her
out and look for another orchid?
the best breeding doesn’t guarantee that you will
experience heartache. There comes a time in every
grower’s life when he looks at a beloved plant
says “Oh, no, what is that? This is no time to be
Many problems can be eliminated by
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