E mails are beginning to become a fertile source for posts.
This is one I sent to a friend of Mysti’s and mine recently.
After how many years? The orchid you and Tom gave us for our anniversary is finally deciding to bloom again.
A friend of mine has five or six orchids that are always blooming. She lives in Portland, and one time recently when I was visiting I had almost brought this orchid to see if her magic could make it bloom.
I decided to wait. I had not long before adopted her method of watering. Once a week she puts each orchid in the sink and gives the plant – leaves and all – a deep water bath with the spray attachment.
After adopting that method I thought I was seeing something – different – forming down in on of the vortices; so I decided to wait and see.
As a scientist I’m glad I did.
Apparently that watering method is the magic, not the person doing it. If I had brought the thing to Portland I would have been saddled with one more baseless superstition.