October 4th, 2013, 1pm

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.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (

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