I love orchids. I love the variety of orchids. I admire people who can grow orchids because they are notoriously difficult to cultivate. I have read a lot about the different kinds of orchids and they are just amazing to me. They all look so different from one another and have different growing requirements. I am in awe of them.
My love affair with orchids began when I was seventeen years old and was going to the senior prom at the local public high school. I was wearing a white strapless dress and my date bought me a wrist corsage that was a gorgeous black orchid. It was the perfect compliment to my ensemble, but more importantly it was one of the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen in my entire life. That black orchid started my love affair with orchids of all types. I started to learn about them after that and began to really appreciate them. They are truly amazing flowers. They are my favorite flowers.