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  • White Vanda Orchid

    Sharing a couple images of my latest orchid – a stunning vandaceous hybrid orchid which is in full bloom in my home.  I spotted this in the farmer’s market in Union Square and gasped audibly when I saw it hanging from the ceiling of the stall.  It was in my arms within seconds and before I knew […]

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Orchids

    Several years ago, my boyfriend (now husband!) gave me a really thoughtful gift – a year of orchids. Every time the blooms on one faded, another would appear. Even though I had a budding green thumb, I struggled with keeping orchids alive and was frustrated by their seemingly fickle needs. But by the end of […]

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  • The New Garden (III)

    I managed to weather the cold, brutal winter without buying (too many) plants, and am now making up for lost time. Orchids are delicate plants and will lose its buds if exposed to a cold draft (a process known as “bud blast”). After losing almost all of the buds on an orchid merely by carrying […]

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  • A new wilderness

    I’m slowly working through the backlog of photos and planned posts. With any luck, more recipes will be on the way soon. August was a very chaotic month, but I’d be amiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to document the summer’s highlights as I close one important chapter of my life and begin another. […]

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  • DIY Salad Bowl Garden

    I photographed and drafted this update over a month ago – and now that it’s fall (and prime lettuce sowing season), it ironically seems a better time for this post. Lettuce is a fast-growing, cool weather crop. Its shallow roots make it a great container garden plant, especially for newbie gardeners just starting out. There’s […]