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Orchids in the Shop

We are currently bewitched by the power of the orchids in the shop. They are enchanting and rare and beautiful. We love them and understand how they transform a space. Plus, their history makes them all the more intriguing.  Here is some Orchid research from FTD Designs:  One of the major orchid genera is Paphiopedilum. The name is derived from the word “Paphos” which is the name of the temple where the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, was worshiped. In Ancient Greece, it was believed that parents could choose the sex of their child by eating the orchid’s tubers. If the father ate thick, fleshier tubers, the child would turn out to be a male. If the mother ate smaller,...

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