April 16th


NATIONAL ORCHID DAY –      Orchidaceae is one of the largest families of flowers with somewhere between 21,000 and 26,000+ varieties.  That is incredible!

Orchid Day was created by a couple, Mike and Faith, after they lost their daughter at birth.  Her name was to be Orchid, after their deep love of these beautiful and often fragrant flowers.

Orchids used to be rare and expensive but with scientific advancements in germination they can even be found at Costco. If you are interested in seeing more than the grocery store varieties, there is an Orchid Sanctuary in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico.  There are also Orchid Shows throughout the continent.

I have an orchid that was originally belonged to my mother.  I knew nothing about this flower when I inherited it and several people told me that it would never bloom again.  Fortunately, they were wrong. It has never stopped blooming!  I don’t do anything special … just water it on occasion.

If you are visiting friends and family today, on Easter Sunday, why not bring them a beautiful orchid to celebrate National Orchid Day!

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