Well my winning streak with house plants has officially home to an end. In July I purchased two orchids from Ikea to replace a beautiful orchid that our former roomie’s parents bought us in December. Well three months later, I found myself shopping for yet another set of replacements:
I am actually not going to take the fall for this one. I totally blame The Partner for killing the orchids. I went to school and within a month, he killed the plant. I think that he opened the windows, allowing for too drastic of a temperature change for the plant and didn’t water it regularly. Fortunately, we only spent $25 on the two plants and had resigned ourselves that we would eventually kill the poor thing, so shopping for a new plant was inevitable.
Fortunately our local Home Depot sells a variety of plants including orchids at very reasonable prices. I was determined not to spend over my original purchase price to replace the plants. After reviewing my options, I ended up selecting two orchids in yellow and orange. While not colors in my living room, the plants are beautiful and provide a great pop of color in the corner of the room:
I simply pulled out the old orchids from the planter I created and popped in the two new plants. It took about 15 minutes from start to finish and I am quite pleased with the results. I am even more pleased with the price since each plant was $7.99, so I came in under my original goal of $25.
Now here is hoping that these don’t suffer the same fate as their previous brethren.