Eunice posted on her trip to Churchill’s about a free talk on growing orchids. I have never tried to grow orchids because it seems like they take a lot of care – at least where I have always lived in the northern US where the winters are cold and the inside air is dry.
I have been walking around our neighborhood here in southern Florida, where it is semi-tropical, and one of the simple pleasures are orchids growing wild. Maybe wild isn’t the right word because my neighborhood isn’t wild – by any stretch of the imagination. Better wording would be growing naturally.
I had stopped to take a photo of what I think are ferns that were growing on the side of a tree in a front yard.
I happened to look up and saw this simple, little orchid – growing out of the crotch of the tree.
It amazes me how I have worked so hard to make things grow, to make things pretty, when I took them out of their natural environment. My daughter would argue that I failed miserably at the pretty part as she rescued my plants from my care. Scientists have worked hard to learn what makes thing grow so we can replicate the natural in the unnatural environment. Sometimes the result is more pure and beautiful, we have protected against blemish.
Nature doesn’t grow perfect. Instead bugs eat holes and weather can batter. But when I see them in their natural environment, they seem to grow effortlessly. How simple is that!
This post was inspired by Jake at Jakesprinter. It is part of Sunday Post – Simplicity that you can learn more about here.
- CHURCHILL’S OFFERED A FREE ORCHID TALK TODAY part one (nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com)