The other night I made a rare nocturnal foray into the world of orchid societies but I came away before the monthly meeting started at 8:00 p.m.
According to their newsletter a lesson for novices was scheduled before the meeting but it never happened. No one knew why. The members were friendly and the orchids presented were impressive but I decided it was ‘not my scene’. The energy in the room was all about competition and maybe I am a bad sport: I don’t need to know that I am better than or more likely, worse than someone else. Not at growing orchids anyway.
I am a novice but I can grow orchids of the common garden varieties. They flower for me and they reproduce often enough for sharing. I should be happy. However, it was inspiring to see other people’s successes: