I have three orchids which I keep in my bathroom. Each one was a 'rescue' from the store as they had finished flowering and no-one wanted them. They were put in the mark down section and left. I guess if no-one bought them then they would have been composted. I am a sucker for the under dog!
I had no idea if these plants would flower again but I have been rewarded with flowers every year. I don't do anything special and I had never kept orchids before. My ethos if a plant is not doing well is to move it or check the watering and feeding. My orchids are flourishing so I must be doing something right!
This type is a phaleonopsis orchid and I love the contrast between the pure white of the petals and the bright colourful centre. In the background you can see another bud which is yet to open. I took this picture the other day. The sun was catching the flower and being me, I just had to take a photo.