No offense to the time-honored tradition of the Valentines Day bouqet of roses, but if it’s something erotic you’re looking for you might want to try orchids. Mary Cohagan of Island Orchids in Colorado Springs gives us the low down on the “testicle” flowers that were once considered too erotic for Victorian ladies.

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One Response to Rose Schmoze

  1. Linda says:

    Wow! What a great horticultural/botanical lesson. A real treat!

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