You can often get a deal on out-of-bloom orchids. Orchids tend to sell best in a shop when they are nice and showy with blooms. But if you don't mind waiting a bit for new blooms, thats a nice way to pick up new ones and save a little money. And like you, I've bought out-of-bloom orchids that I noticed were setting a new spike. That makes it an even better deal! Plus you have a nice surprise when they bloom and you find out what you have. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I've also wheedled down the price on a few orchids from Lowes that looked bad from their shoddy care, but felt like they could be revived.
I'm glad you're enjoying your orchids. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]