I've been wanting an orchid plant for over a year. However, I haven't purchased one until now. You see, I'm a little cheap frugal, and couldn't justify spending $18 for a houseplant. Especially one that is notoriously hard to take care of, I have such a brown thumb when it comes to house plants. My love of orchid plants stems from my Gooma, she always has lots of blooming orchid plants in her living room. Some time ago, I signed up for the freeHome Depot Garden Club. For signing up, you get e-newsletters from Home Depot with gardening tips and advice. Everything from landscaping, to lawn care, outdoor living, and growing food. There are also a whole library of instructional videos, we watched the one about building a fence when we installed ours. Also, with the e-newsletter, you get coupons! And this past week, in my email, I got a Buy One houseplant, Get One Free coupon! Awe-some! So I immediately knew I wanted to buy my coveted orchid plants. Off to Home Depot I went and picked up these two beauties.
Some people tell me that the plants you get at the big box stores aren't always so great. However, I think this white phalaenopsis looks pretty healthy to me. This photo does not do it justice. The blooms are giant!
I also picked up a mini-phalaenopsis in purple. So each plant retails at $17.99, but since I had a buy one get one coupon, I got both for the price of one. Score! An orchid plant for $9!!
Now, I'm on the lookout for cool ceramic planters that I can re-pot them in. I love bargain hunting! If you are looking for a bargain, sign-up now! Home Depot Garden Club
Disclaimer: This review is not sponsored by Home Depot. It's my own true opinions!