...maybe an orchid would be a good consolation prize!
For years I have been stopping by a local greenhouse to buy roses. For the most part, they are wholesalers of roses for the floral industry...and there's nothing quite like buying them right from the grower. I stopped by there yesterday for a few roses to take to a friend.
But for the past while, they have also been growing orchids...if you want something really special, try Van den Bosch orchids!
For my sister-in-law's birthday, we ordered a green orchid...done up in a tall vase and it looked truly exotic.
We were given a little peek into the sauna-like growing rooms...where the harvest was just beginning. Each individual stem is trained to grow upright...there are tricks to every trade!
So if you are looking for something exotic and tropical as the days become shorter and darker...try an orchid. They are lovely!