I have an addiction... it is orchids. You think I am kidding I know, but really I am not. I love them, they are my favorite flower. I cannot see an orchid for sale at the store and not either a). buy it or b.) think about buying it until my husband tells me to go put it back! This is my kitchen window if you don't believe me!
The only problem is the stores sell almost all the same orchids. I don't want the exact same orchid I already have, I want variety! I was thrilled to find 1888Orchids.com and all the wonderful orchids they have. I am an orchid lover but I never knew there were so many different kinds of orchids or how many options you really have when wanting to buy an orchid.
I was sent the Dendrobium [(speciosum - gracilicaule) - specio - kingianum to review. It is beautiful and like no orchid I had ever seen. Really I didn't even know orchids like this existed. There are tons of little flowers on every little branch and leaves are different than the orchids I had. It was such a nice surprise to get one so different than what I would find at the store! My favorite part about this orchid is the smell.... I know, you are thinking people like orchids for the look not the smell because they really aren't a fragrant flower. WRONG! That is what I thought too, before getting this one! It is sitting in my kitchen window sill and there are some days I can smell it clear up in the office (which is the level above the kitchen and the whole opposite corner of the house). It is so fragrant I love it. We have a 2 year old and sometimes I swear all you can smell in my house is diapers, well not anymore! I have not even turned on my scentsy since I got this flower. I love how it gets little drops of dew all over it too! It really is such an amazing and beautiful flower! You can check it out at the link above or here are a few pictures I took of it!
The Dirty Truth is 1888Orchids.com should be the first place you check when you are looking for an orchid. I know everyone thinks orchids are hard to grow but this is a MYTH! Just ask my husband..... if you give me any house plant he will give it an estimated life span of maybe a week or two :) Really.... He use to call me Mrs. Black Thumb. Maybe, that is half the reason I love orchids though is even I can manage to grow them and they are so beautiful. No matter what kind of orchid you are looking for or what price range you are shopping in 1888orchids.com will have something that fits your wants & needs! Their customer service is wonderful and the flowers are all quality. I even got mine with a cute little pot! They also sent a pamphlet with all the information you need and some pellets of time released fertilizer for the orchid! This company is one I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Want more good news? Well 1888Orchids is giving one of my readers their beautiful red orchid called Dtps. Taida Salu "Alisan" pictured below!!
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