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A Tale of Two Gardens

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower…” Hans Christian Anderson As everybody who has ever visited www.catherinecarrigan.com can attest, I am obsessed with flowers. A long time ago I decided my definition of wealth was to have...

Barred Owl Helps Us See Into the Darkness

As a spiritual person I am constantly praying, meditating and watching nature for signs of divine guidance. When the coronavirus pandemic first seized the collective consciousness here in the U.S. in March 2020, everything changed in a hurry. All of a sudden you...

My “Don’t Give Up” Orchid Blooms Again

Being an orchid grower is a curious thing. As the saying goes: “You can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and cars but once you’re hooked on orchids, you’re finished. You never get off orchids...never.” Joe Kunish  So I’ve had this Phragmipedium Betheva orchid in...

My Beloved Chartreuse Cattleya Orchid Prepares to Bloom

"You can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food and cars, but once you're hooked on orchids you're finished. You never get off orchids ... never." - Joe Kunisch, Commercial Orchid Grower, Rochester, New York If you came into my studio today you might not notice that...
Repot Yourself Or Die

Repot Yourself Or Die

People frequently ask me what I do to keep my orchids so healthy. Repotting is one of my secrets of success. There...

Goodbye, Mr. Fairy Orchid!

Goodbye, Mr. Fairy Orchid!

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled." Ray Bradbury My...

Feed Your Soul

Feed Your Soul

One of the questions I feel we humans need to ask ourselves constantly is, "What actually makes me happy?" A long time...

The Rhythm of Orchids

The Rhythm of Orchids

Something really glorious is happening in my studio. Two of my favorite orchids - my Paphiopedilum Haynaldianum and my...

The Orchid Has Spoken

The Orchid Has Spoken

The flower essence I created from my Paphiopedilum Haynaldianum orchid has been approved and will be sold as a natural...

Meeting A Lightworker

Meeting A Lightworker

This post originally appeared on Adriano Bulla's Literature Blog This is a post that comes from my heart… Well, let me...

My Favorite Story About Healing

My Favorite Story About Healing

When I returned from Thanksgiving vacation on Monday, I went down to my studio and discovered that my favorite lady...

How Do You Lift Your Vibration?

How Do You Lift Your Vibration?

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla  I...

Create Your Heaven Space

Create Your Heaven Space

Many people feel that they have to die to go to heaven. For me to go to heaven, all I have to do is walk into my...

My Orchid Fever Pays Off

My Orchid Fever Pays Off

"You can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food and cars. But once you're hooked on orchids, you're finished. You never...

Do You Need To Be Repotted?

Do You Need To Be Repotted?

This afternoon, I faced one of my biggest fears: repotting my absolute favorite orchid, a charteuse cattelya. I know,...

What Feeds Your Soul?

What Feeds Your Soul?

Most of the time, in holistic alternative medicine, when a problem is at hand we think of natural healing remedies to...

My Favorite Orchid Baby

My Favorite Orchid Baby

Sometimes you just totally surprise yourself. I remember when one of my best friends gave me my first orchid years...

Bloom!

Bloom!

I can’t even begin to express the excitement I felt when I walked in my door on Monday and found my chartreuse...

Catherine Carrigan

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