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Indoor Gardener: Orchids Bring Beauty to Decor
Orchids were once much less commonplace than they are today and were
considered a true luxury. In fact, in Victorian times, the term
"orchidelirium" was coined to describe the frenzy of orchid collectors.
Today, you can pick up an orchid at Home Depot or Ikea — hardly exotic.
However, this doesn't make these unusual flowering plants any less
There are thousands of species and hybrids of orchids.
Whether you are a collector of rare specimens or a purchaser of a basic
phalaenopsis from the home improvement store, an orchid is a wonderful
addition to any room. However, orchids can require delicate care: They
prefer bright sunlight and high humidity (which you can provide through
daily misting). Orchids also go through a long period of dormancy (not
flowering) after their blossoms have faded.
Here is a collection of handsome rooms that all feature orchids; take your inspiration from these spectacular specimens.
A blossoming potted orchid will last much longer than a cut bouquet. Here two orchids are planted in a pair of matching pots for an elegant centerpiece.
Here an orchid is part of a Zen-like grouping of objects. This small
orchid has been planted in an unusual glass vessel that appears to be
filled with sand.