Mike got back from a trade show late last night, and he came bearing gifts!
This is a Vanda.
Vandas are one of my favorite types of orchids. They grow without any sort of potting media in their roots and get HUUUUUUUGE! These are the types of plants that you pass onto your grandchildren!
This is my other Vanda, which has joined his new friend the in front yard until our next cold snap!
The other orchids (and one houseplant) that Mike brought home. The trade shows are for anyone involved in the plant nursery industry, and since we supply potting soil to plant nurseries, we have a vested interest. One of the side benefits of this trade show is that there are LOTS of orchid dealers there, and they want to get rid of their display plants quickly (read: cheap!)
I hate having to be alone the few times Mike has to travel for work, but I like it when he comes back with orchids for me!