So here's the deal...I was not a gardener until about a year ago...no...scratch that...I was not a gardener until about 6 months ago...um...yea...we'll go with that. It all started last Easter. I bought a orchid last Easter from my local Safeway to place in the center of the table. This was to be my first Easter cooking dinner at my boyfriend's house for his family whom I barely knew....it had to be perfect (I'm also a culinary student so it was doubly important it be perfect). Everyone told me that the orchid would likely die rather quickly which meant, for me, it would be dead shortly after everyone left that day...I had a bit of a black thumb issue. I was dubbed the kiss of death for plants. BUT...after dinner was over I placed the pretty little flower in my window in the kitchen...which just happens to be west facing. Since it was so nicely placed next to the kitchen sink...it was relatively easy to water (over water in the case of an orchid) but it seemed happy enough for a while.
After a month of the little flower continuing to thrive and bloom I thought..."Geez, maybe I'm not the kiss of death." Suddenly...this spring came along and not only was my little orchid still alive...it was creating blooms left and right, 3 then 4 then 6 then well...you get the point...the orchid bloomed uncontrollably in my kitchen window for over a year (and it is still blooming I might add - see picture).