Hello there! I'm Carina and I currently live in France. My love affair with orchids started years ago but, back then, I had no clue how to care for them or where I shouldn't buy them so I killed quite a few, I'm sorry to say. Since I came to France 5 years ago, I finally learned the basics (water and light) and I have since managed to keep most of my flowers happy (all of them alive) and blooming (as far as phals go, at least). I only have 27 orchids so far and 14 are phals. The others are a bit "everywhere": a Vanda; a couple Dendobriums; a Brassia; a Cambria; a couple Paphiopedilum, etc... I really enjoy reading the tips that people with a lot more experience, give here. I hope that, in time, I'll be able to make them all bloom again!