Sarah lives on one side, I live on the other. And, in the middle, are our neighbours Z. and K.
Last month, Z. came to see me, all excited.
You should see my orchid! It has buds!
What did you do to it?
Sure enough, there were the orchid buds. Z. looked very proud of herself. As she should.
Now, just in time for her birthday (and Canada Day), the flowers appeared: Two lovely white Orchid phalaenopsis flowers, almost thriving on neglect.
(Did you know that the biggest threat to most houseplants is over-watering? Here’s proof positive that benign neglect may be more helpful than over-watchful care.)
Congratulations, Z. Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the flower.