The beginner, who wants to deal with orchids, must prepare for failure

The beginner, who wants to deal with orchids, must prepare for failure. Even the best instructions do not offer complete protection against failure. Most mistakes are made out of well-intentioned intent, out of the endeavor, to preserve the precious plants, promote their development. Losses are the criterion for the orchid lover. Let this discourage you and turn his interest to other things, then the love of orchids was just a flash in the pan – a passing whim. The true orchid lover is not easily discouraged. On the contrary, with him, failures increase enthusiasm. He looks for the causes and learns from the mistakes. When there is success, a wonderful world opens up. A more intimate contact with plant life is hardly conceivable. A human life is not enough, to see only the most important things. Certainly, spatial conditions and financial considerations set limits. But already in a small one, modest collection is given the opportunity to contemplate the usefulness and beauty of the orchids' expressions of life.

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