ellinor (ellinor) wrote,

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I bought a mini Orchid plant at Trader Joe's some months ago. When its spike withered, I trimmed it and kept watering the plant. Imagine my surprise when a new spike began to grow, a couple of weeks later. Every day I can see a little bit of change in the plant, which I've been watering religiously and doting over in what I think is a pretty unnatural way. I can understand why Nero Wolfe was obsessed with his orchids, and I'm glad not to have responsibility for more than a single plant. Anyway, a haiku about my the cute little guy:

Buds on an orchid
Reaching out like boxing gloves
From short, fragile arms

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