After my Mom’s passing I was left among with great memories, knicks and knacks that she left behind, her flowers, mostly orchids. To tell you the truth, I don’t have the best green thumb, actually I thought I didn’t have one, at all.
So with that in mind I decided to cut a lot of trees in the backyard (a pigeon peas one too, something I regret). At that moment I thought “I won’t be able to take care of all this”. So cut and gone they were, big mistake. Then the orchids, yes the beautiful orchids my Mom loved and cared so much. It crossed my mind that I should give then away, but just thinking about it, made me cry. So I did what I had to, look for information and learn.
One of my closest friend, told me, “water them twice a week, and always water them like that”. A coworker told me, “they have orchid food, you can buy it at Home Depot, once a month feed them”. A friend from church gave me a great idea “tag me in facebook and I tell you what to do” Et voilà.
I got what I needed, so far only one of the flowers, is not progressing nor dying, and I just don’t know what else to do with it (if you have any advice, is very much welcome).
Two months after Mom’s passing, two bloomed. Last year I bought two plants, which are growing. Also two weeks ago I found another, I thought it was just a bush growing out of place and about to be cut. It turned out to be an orchid (the one on top of the article).
So without further ado here they are, “Las flores de Isabel”
Well this are the orchids my Mom loved and cared for. Also there is a few banana trees and a lemon tree in the backyard. All the work of her blessed hands.