NBC Worth a Drive | Orchids Ahoy: Santa Barbara Extravaganza

Orchids have much oomph. Get to know a few, and find care tips, in Santa Barbara over the first weekend in March.

PERSONALITY OF FLOWERS: Any bud buff will swear on the nearest nasturtium that every flower comes with its own sense of self. Call it character, if you will, or an aura, but putting a rose and a daisy in the same personality grouping is like eating peanut butter with steak. (Actually, that might kind of work.) We’re not saying pretty petal-laden things can’t co-exist beautifully, but, rather, understanding their general oomph, and outlook, is part of the joy of gardening…

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