So the story goes like this: after making a huge purchase at a nursery in September 2014, my husband told the guy ringing up our order to throw in the lovely Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis ) I had picked out for myself as a present. And since this is Israel where purchases in many family owned businesses can (and should) be bargained for, well, I got that orchid as a gift! And I happily placed it in the center of my Moroccan brass tray coffee table, and to my great surprise it just kept on blooming and blooming for yes, an ENTIRE YEAR! This was my first orchid and I really truly could not believe my great luck, and figured that just as soon as the shemittah year was over and we were allowed to buy plants again, I would head back to that same nursery and get myself another orchid. Of course, I did plan to try and get the orchid to re-bloom, but I didn't have great hopes as I don't have access to any orchid fertilizer, and my experience with getting an orchid to rebloom is a big zero, since this is my first orchid!