well, the orchid is valiantly flourishing at Rebecca's window, as i look on in rueful admiration. the orange tree is doing fine as well, although it is altogether possible that i am now watering it too much.
whatever the case, on we go. would that the pots had water levels inscribed on them. one never knows what to do to maintain the delicate balance between growing gracefully and soppy messes due to torrential mismanagement of water.