How Many Orchids?

How Many Orchids?

Are too many orchids? That is a question Paul keeps asking as I continue to bring home more orchids.

Phalaenopsis orchids (aka ice cube orchids) are widely available in grocery stores and garden shops and are relatively inexpensive. I’ve always loved fresh flowers and have spent hundreds on bouquets. But after my first orchid re-bloomed a few years ago, I’ve been hooked on these long lasting bloomers!

Most of my orchids (how many?!) are phalaenopsis. But I did pick up two zygopetalum orchids that were pretty spectacular while in bloom (though more expensive.) I’ll be a huge fan of them if they produce more flowers.

Some of my currently blooming orchids

How many are too many? I guess I will know when I don’t have enough time in my life to care for them, or if we have to move to a bigger home to accommodate them, or we can’t get to the kitchen without walking over them. Right now, I feel pretty comfortable with 27!

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