It's no secret that I am a sucker when it comes to a beautiful plant. I have absolutely no will-power whatsoever. Every start of a new year, I am so gun-ho about buying new houseplants. Once again, I got reeled into a promotional coupon that I received from Home Depot for a buy one get one free orchid plant. If you sign up to their Garden Club, they send you newsletters with tips, advice, and coupons. Sound familiar? Its like deja-vu. Two years ago, I gave it a go and went out brought these home. The plants were beautiful when I got them home and perfectly healthy. A couple of months down the road, and I managed to kill both orchid plants. I'm pretty much a brown thumb when it comes to house plants. And apparently especially with orchids. I followed the instructions on how to take care of the orchids but I made a rookie mistake. It was my fault really. I overwatered the poor things and the roots got all damaged. Both plants slowly lost their leaves and died. So, when my inbox received a new coupon for a buy one get one free promotion, I figured, hell, I'll try it again. This time however, I am going to take meticulous care in keeping this phalaenopsis alive. The plants were surprisingly cheaper than 2 years ago! They were selling for $14.99 each! So with the coupon, I got two for that price! At $7.50 a pop, that's what I call a bargain! I went after work straight to the Home Depot closest to my apartment and brought home this beauty. I plan to read some books on how to care for her. Hopefully by this time next year, I'll be writing a new blog post about how well she's doing, instead of buying a new one. Wish me luck!