With many kids heading back to school soon, I thought that I’d share a quick project for kids. What better way to spend one of the last days of summer than outside making a succulent dish garden? I think these dishes would also make a nice teacher appreciation gift.
I wish I could say that I have discovered the secret to getting orchids to re-bloom, but I haven’t. These orchids re-bloomed in spite of my somewhat inconsistent care.
Last year, after my orchids had finished blooming, I cut off the old stems about half way down. I watered them about once a week in the sink so that they could drain properly and I even remembered to fertilize them (once), but mostly I just left them alone to do their thing. Most of the year that thing was hanging out as a couple of leaves in a pot, but for a couple of weeks in exchange for me not forgetting to water them too often they rewarded me with this: