Monday, July 27, 2009

"Orchids" by Karla Nolan, oil painting on canvas

I must boast. For a long time I have attempted to grow orchids. They usually survived approximately a month. Then they died. Now, mind you, I can grow bougainvillea indoors, maidenhair ferns, squirrel or rabbit's foot ferns, all sorts of somewhat exotic plants, including an eight foot ficus tree! Only recently have I learned how to properly grow orchids. There's a trick to it: neglect them! Pretend they aren't really there, water them only one time a week, give my bright light without direct sun -- and it works! I have now indulged in buying a second orchid, just in case my theory isn't completely correct -- and so far two orchids are thriving (okay, maybe that's strong!) in my breakfast room.

These orchids in my painting preceded my great success growing them -- painted in oil onto canvas, then measured 14"x11", are sold unframed for $300, Paypal preferred, click button below, or write me for more information at

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