From time to time I have written about the orchids I am nursing along.
On Saturday I poured a cup of water into an orchid pot our kitchen table when the whole thing started to move. It turns out that ants had decided to build a condominium in the potting medium and when I poured water on it they had to hurry up and move all the eggs.
I, in turn, hurried the entire pot outside and shook away the bark it had been planted in. Then I hung the orchid in a tree as my sister does in Florida.
Unfortunately I broke the blooms off.
I bought a sack of Orchid bark to use as a potting medium since orchids don’t like the denseness of dirt.
Now I am repotting the bare-root orchid and hoping I have also diverted the ants back outside.
Do your houseplants attract bugs? And what do you do about it?