02/18/2013 09:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

No More Stinky Rose Water: Buy Orchids and Let the Love Last

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World

I've been fascinated by the long lasting power of orchids. I've had some (first blooms) last for nearly six months. They don't require much care. Light, water, orchid food, and music. Beethoven's 6th the Pastoral Symphony to be exact.

Recently, I had a chance to jump on the California Orchid Trail which I highly recommend visiting for any occasion. Orchids, especially the Phalaenopsis, or Moth Orchid is literally America's favorite. Totally indispensable in terms of beauty, ease of care, and sustainability.

My first stop was Westerlay Orchids. I met the Joop Overgaag one of the biggest producers of orchids in the United States. He took us on a tour and introduced us to one of the largest, sustainably built greenhouses in the business.

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