This is the only orchid I own. I bought it at Home Depot about a year ago for $9. Mostly because of its miniature size and striking magenta color.
One by one, the petals fell until there was nothing but tentacles and waxy leaves. I didn’t know what to do. I kept it moist, left it on my windowsill, and waited.
And then a crazy thing happened. Tiny green buds began to appear. Now, almost a year later it’s almost ready to burst.
So is my heart.