Tag: orchids

A Glossary for Orchidists

I recently came across this amongst some scribblings of mine from the late 1980s and realized that it’s just as true a quarter-century later as it was then! The thought occurred to me that the novice orchid grower might be able to use a bit of help in navigating the shoals of vague and ambiguous…

Some of Us Just Never Learn

As we left the greenhouse saga begun in Be Careful What You Wish For, it was the winter of 1983-84 and I’d finally figured out a few ways to keep the orchids from either freezing to death or dying of thirst. It turned out that the electric-heat problem solved itself just at the start of…

Be Careful What You Wish For

(Recently, while sorting through some of my old scribblings and photos from the era of garden #1, I came across this and decided to bring it back into the light of day…as a cautionary tale, perhaps? 🙂  ) I think it’s fairly safe to assume that the dream of almost every windowsill grower is to…

Vintage Featherweights Celluloid Orchid Jewelry – A Delightful Find!

This is a followup to my previous two posts about vintage Featherweights celluloid jewelry pieces; a reader discovered a pair of pierced earrings still on their original clear plastic manufacturer’s card and contacted me with some photographs which I was thrilled to receive! As you can see, ‘Featherweights’ was a registered trademark rather than just…