Orchids have always struck me as an intimidating plant. Although I admire their beauty, I’ve never taken the plunge and attempted to grow one myself.
I’m aware that there are some varieties that are easy to grow as houseplants and, judging from how often I see them for sale in grocery stores and home centers, those varieties are easy to find. However, my intellect wars with my emotions on this one plant, and I allow myself to be daunted at the idea of growing an orchid.
All that changed recently when I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Art Chadwick of Chadwick Orchids in Richmond. He has convinced me that every indoor gardener should consider an orchid for their home.