Karen McCart­ney

De­sign, in­te­ri­ors and ar­chi­tec­ture guru Favourite bloom: Pha­laenop­sis orchid

Australian House & Garden - - Insider -

“Some­how I have amassed a num­ber of pot­ted Pha­laenop­sis or­chids, or moth or­chids, which are clus­tered on a ta­ble with a va­ri­ety of ce­ram­ics, wooden sculp­tures and var­i­ous ves­sels. Dur­ing the flow­er­ing pe­riod, it’s a sea of white blooms, but even when the or­chids are bare sticks, the sense of an ar­range­ment of ob­jects, plus the green leaves, sus­tains their ap­peal. They are po­si­tioned by a win­dow that faces west so they get lots of sun. While my or­chids do get wa­tered in­ter­mit­tently, they seem to thrive on ne­glect.”

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