Floral sirens: the beautiful, bizarre world of orchids
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.