Friday, February 18, 2011

Two Orchids for the Price of One

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 free Home 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!


  1. They are both beautiful. I'll be interested in their progress. Orchids have always intimidated me.

  2. I got that coupon too! I've been carrying it around in my purse, meaning to head over there. I'll have to see what they have.

  3. Thanks, I'll sign up too! You can't beat that price..orchids for $9 each, wow!

  4. Nice! I'm a member of that Home Depot club and like it more than I expected. I didn't get this coupon yet tho!

  5. I don't have house plants. Have no luck with them, plus too many cats.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. My Mom has had orchids for decades. I think the idea that they are hard to care for is a myth. She now has probably close to 20 plants and has never had trouble with them. Several even survived the house fire they had. Have fun.

  7. All my orchids came from either box stores or the grocery store and they all bloom beautifully and they DO rebloom. The ones they have in the stores are easy. BUT don't cut the flower stalk off unless it dies back by itself. I leave it alone and it gets new flowers on it.


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