My next challenge this year is to add orchid grower to my list of conquered domestic tasks. When I worked in a nursery, I spent a good deal of time caring for several different types of orchids so the knowledge is there, if not the experience.
I got a couple of out of bloom Phalaenopsis orchids for free so there's no reason not to stick them in my south facing kitchen window, hoping they enjoy the daily steam bath from my dishwater. Truthfully, I don't much care for tropical flowers of any kind (though the mere thought of the smell of jasmine on an early summer evening is making me sigh contentedly - can you imagine?) Anyway, I prefer mountain flora. But you never know what you might try and love, so I'll do this just because. And the roots are gorgeous. I think I'll take you on a photographic tour of my favorite garden roots someday soon. That will surely send my blog stats through the roof. ;)