Orchids for Mother’s Day

You may have noticed some changes to the blog’s appearance. I’m happy to announce I’ve made some major back-end changes, including a larger server with more bandwidth. Also, I’m using WordPress now, which is why it looks so different.

This is my first post on the new tech, and I’m still learning, but I think you’ll like the result. I migrated all the old blog posts to this new place, and all the links are updated, too. The old blog is still online so all your prior links should still work, but that site is static now and will not be updated. I’ll eventually take it down completely.

In the near future you’ll see even more new format changes and I’ll soon have a new subscription method. Of course I’ll let you know when that happens – there may even be some freebies involved for re-entering your email address! For now, you don’t have to do anything except enjoy the posts as always.

Third, happy Mother’s Day! My husband and I recently visited an orchid show and sale presented by the Tampa Bay Orchid Society (TBOS). TBOS does a great job of helping people purchase and learn to care for orchids, and I highly recommend joining them if you’re so inclined. Tell ’em I sent ya.

I’ve dabbled in growing orchids, both here in Florida and in Germany, and I know enough to be both enamored of and awed by the sheer variety of this stunningly beautiful group of plants. One of my favorite things about orchids is you can’t rush them. They take their sweet time growing and blooming and just seem to be so confidently uncompromising. Another favorite quality is the incredible range of colors and configurations, each one more amazing than the next.

So, in case if you’ve forgotten to get your sweet mother something for Mother’s Day, here are some orchids from the show you can pass along (tell her I sent them!):











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8 thoughts on “Orchids for Mother’s Day”

  1. Karen,

    I did not see this post back then but happened upon it now. Thanks for the TBOS plug. In 2018 we are moving our show around the corner to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 5500 Memorial Hwy. Our Shriner’s location has been sold and will become residential development in the coming months. Our show will still take place the first weekend in March, 2018! Larger space – expanded show!

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