I am sure there are orchid aficionados shaking their heads and wondering what I was thinking buying an orchid at the grocery store. Here’s what happened. I have been writing about greenhouses and how nice it would be to have such a wonderful place as an escape from the cold winter for my Landless Gardener post on Horticulture magazine’s web site. Then, I was reviewing garden blogs for my new, totally fun, role as Garden Blog editor for the aforementioned magazine and I kept finding posts about greenhouses. The pictures in the blogs were so alluring.
In my reality I sat in a cubicle all day, not even close to a window. The highway was slow for no reason and I had to make a stop for coffee before I could head home.
I was ripe for picking when I walked into Fresh Market. There they were- orchids and flowering bulbs next to the coffee display. It was a beautiful sight. If I couldn’t have a greenhouse, my own yard or an office with a window, I could have an orchid.
I would love to know what type of orchid this is. It is identified as a Fresh Market orchid on it tag.