Because I kill anything else.
Sometime ago I noticed a friends always had a cheerful
orchid on her table.
At first fearful, I learned:
They take minimal care.
They don't need special light.
They don't need special food
or a special place in the home.
They like light but not directly.
I don't feed mine.
I talk to them gently each morning.
I give them several ice cubes when
the the roots feel dry.
I buy them at Trader Joe's
from $9.99 to $15.99
They brighten my day and my home.
And they last longer that any other kind of flower
I have ever had,
weeks, into months.
I am not sure what the
longest has been.
But then I go choose
another one at Joe's or Safeway.