I decided that my first post should describe my favorite Orchid, the Cymbidium. These orchids are cooler growing and come in a fantastic range of colors. They have large gorgeous flowers which can last for months. Cymbidiums need lots of filtered sunlight, and prefer a free draining medium. They can be expensive, but I have found that Trader Joes offers them for $25 ever once in a while. For more information please visit the Cymbidium Society of America.