even if it ends up being a bad decision, you've satisfied the longing.
I asked our gardener to plant them in the window box. It would have been unheard of for me to plant my own seeds. We lived in a local neighborhood not a designated American community so I am sure the word passed quickly about the crazy American lady and her window box.
The point in sharing the story is to recognize where you live NOW and to help teach others to avoid costly mistakes in purchases. Now I look back at the missed opportunity to absorb and learn about orchid culture.
When we moved "south" to Bend from Anchorage I was so filled with gardening optimism that I ordered Luffa Sponge seeds (maturity 110 days!). Little did I know, but it certainly didn't take long to learn, the erratic weather patterns in Central Oregon.
Bottom line is--spread the gardening word whenever and wherever you can. Central Oregon is a great place to garden--once you get the hang of it!