This is my story of the crucifix orchid. It thrives on neglect. Nine years ago we were given a couple of cuttings of the beautiful Epidendrum ibaguense, which I believe is a native of the Caribbean and northern South America. We dropped it into a terracotta pot, and it has not stopped blooming since, not once. No fertilizer, and only occasional watering. All winter long it provides a bright orange and yellow patch on our north facing patio. Now as spring comes on, it looks, if possible, even cheerier.
Burning the Books
Beginning or End?
Small blessings #4: Just a touch of rose.