see this sad little flowerless orchid? it was destined for the trash can. i mean, really, you can get these gorgeous flowering plants at trader joe’s for like $12. they are cheaper than a bouquet of flower and last for weeks. but then the flowers die. and you’re left with bare stems and big fat leaves. not very interesting. so tend to just toss them in the trash if i don’t see new life sprouting up after some time. but i got lazy (shocker!) and ignored this little guy for a long time and, lo and behold, it has bgun to sprout new life! but this little tin vase as doing nothin’ for me, so i decided in honor of it’s new life i could give it a new home…
so, in case you are an orchid novice, they usually come in these little plastic pots and then inside another vase of some sort. i just popped mine out of that pink diamond patterned thing, let it soak in the sink filled with a couple inches of water for about 15 minutes, then..
found a vase i had in the cupboard, just calling out to be used again. i think the last time it had seen daylight was for a baby shower.