Floral sirens: the beautiful, bizarre world of orchids

April 23, 2012

Jay Balchan bought his first orchid from a home improvement store 20 years ago. Within a month, the phalaenopsis was dead, a victim of too much love.

Over-watering is a common cause of orchid death.

So today, Balchan practices benign neglect of about 1,000 orchids and scores of seedlings in his backyard greenhouse in West University Place.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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