You know how you think you have a brilliant idea then it goes totally awry?? That recently happened to me (just so you know things aren't always coming up roses around here). I thought I had found the perfect solution for my growing orchid collection ~ a three tier corner stand that would conveniently fit around my bathtub and organize the paphs. Here it is all neatly arranged:
I was so pleased with myself for "cleaning" this area up and freeing up room around my tub. I watered all the orchids, set them on the stand then went about my business. Big mistake. Probably even a novice houseplant grower knows not to place plants so close to a glass block window. Never occurred to me. My beautiful paph 'Raisin Pie' (after only one week in its new position) was totally getting sun scalded:
I am sick, sick, sick about it. I hope it recovers. Remember how gorgeous this orchid was?
I definitely do not want to lose it. Needless to say the stand has been moved but it doesn't look nearly as nice now as it did in it's intended corner position. What is that they say about the best laid plans? At least the little orchid "Alvin Beggman Poem' didn't seem to be affected. He continues to put out more buds and blossoms ~ here's the latest:
Moral of the story, leave well enough alone!