I never mentioned my orchid-fail due to extreme embarassment. :-( I last posted about my orchid here, proud of its new growth and promise of fresh flowers. As the buds swelled and prepared to bloom, I brought the orchid indoors and put it in a spot of honor. Not able to leave well enough alone, though, I tried to stand the stalk a little more upright and, sadly, it snapped like a twig! I brought it back outside to wait another 4 months for a new stalk, but nature is amazing! The pent up growing energy in the orchid immediately burst out throught the stalk to form this shoot. :-) You'd best believe I'm leaving that thing alone.
...And here is a spot that makes me smile. I've been trying to work a green and coral color scheme on the lanai, and I found this pot at Target recently. I filled it with two low maintenance flowering succulents (I think they're succulents anyway, but I may be wrong), and I can't walk by without smiling.