The Image of an Orchid - Texas Home and Garden

The orchid is one of my favorite flowers.  My first real up close encounter was when I worked in the floral industry; in general I was fascinated by all tropical flowers.  The Orchid was interesting because each flower is unique.  They represent a delicate grace with an array of color from blush to reddish purple.  I also was intrigued by their detail, it was never ending.  You can imagine that my fascination with this flower. It ended up in almost every arrangement I made that was of a high dollar value.

That was years ago and since then I’ve had a few orchid plants of my own here and there.  When the blooms wither away I tend to get a little antsy for new growth.  Instead of waiting I was wasteful and moved them on replacing with a new purchase.  I believe that was an example of my lack of patience and ignorance to remember that all good things come to those who wait.

Since then maturity has taught me that life is full of stages which is very similar to a gardening experience.  Many of us also fail to realize that gardening can take place indoors.  Indoor gardening can be exciting and also help to improve our way of life.

Take your bathroom for example, when we wake up in the morning most of us head into the direction of the bathroom first thing before any other room in our home.   It’s the first thing our eyes and mind wake up too while we’re possibly still half asleep wishing maybe we could just get another 2 more of hours of rest.  Instead we push ourselves forward so that we can get on with our day.

Now the question that ponders in my direction, “Is your bathroom a place that welcomes you with a positive good morning greeting?” Regardless of how you answered it’s possible there might be some room for bathroom improvements. This could be as simple as adding some garden beauty to liven things up. For some of us ladies we might want to keep thing simple and just add fresh flowers that we change out each week; that can get expensive over time if you don’t grow them yourselves. Other options for you gentleman might be indoor green plants. They could be placed on a tier, hanging, or placed on a counter. Either way I think there is a balance that both can enjoy to make a bathroom more welcoming.


For me adding a bit of indoor gardening to the bathroom takes me back to the orchid. If your bathroom has a skylight or window where natural light shines in, then this would be a great environment for the orchid. The warm mist of a morning shower offers a humid atmosphere they love. Normally in most homes the bathroom can also be one of the warmest places in the home because of the natural light, the square footage is smaller, and the overall environment provides many things the orchid needs to thrive. Now it’s time to take a visit to an upscale nursery and find the orchid that would work best in your morning space. Enjoy a great day and I’ll see you next month!

CaroleWest Carole West is the founder and writer of GardenUp Green. She’s been gardening since she was a small child, learning from her Italian grandmother. Carole shares her all natural gardening techniques and projects on GardenUp Green so that readers can learn, discover, and be inspired. Carole has been putting together patio gardens and backyard escapes and has even ventured into small scale farming. She’s the co-founder and a farmer for North Texas Luffa. Her greatest reward comes from her family. Their love and understanding has helped her build an amazing and creative life! Check out GardenUp Green on Facebook, Hometalk, and Pinterest.

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